Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Location: Waters Chapel
Cemetery: Interment Will Be Private
The family will receive friends at the Arons’ residence at 54 Estate Drive, Jericho, New York, on Sunday from 7-9pm, then on Monday-Wednesday from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Visitation time at the home of Ian and Naomi, 34 Farragut Road, Scarsdale, New York, will occur Thursday from 6-9pm and Friday from 2-5pm.
Please omit flowers. Contributions in memory of Howard Arons may be sent to The “V” Foundation for Cancer Research www.jimmyv.org 919-380-9505
Having spent all four years of college with Ian, I learned one thing was for certain: When Howie Arons was coming to town, you knew you were in for a good time and a lively conversation (probably about tennis). We should all strive to match his energy and zest for life. Above all, you can tell the measure of a man by how revered he is by his children. It was obvious how much unwavering respect and love Ian and Andrew have for their father. Howie was and will remain a truly great man.
Howie Arons was everyone’s younger brother in the English Department at Cardozo High School. He brought energy, a 100 watt smile, and an infectious enthusiasm to his classes and to the English Regents Marking Committee room. His kids did so well on the test, it is no wonder he enjoyed marking the Regents. Howie knew that when all the stats ere in he was going to get a letter of commendation for his classes’ scoring above the Department’s average on the test. We in the Department often said that Howie’s kids would run through a wall for him; well, they did an even more formidable task for the teacher for whom they would not fail: They passed the Regents! Others will attest to Howie’s greatness as a coach; we attest to his greatness as a colleague and a friend. His was a life well lived. We are the better for Ronnie and the boys sharing a part of Howie’s life with us. May God rest the soul of this great and good man and ease the grief of Ronnie and Howie’s sons.
I have known Howie since I was 14 years old. He happened to be in his 1st year at Cardozo high school. I met him September 6 1977. The day before his 28th birthday. He was my home room teacher and we got to talking about sports and obviously tennis. He said he was going to be the tennis coach and I said,”I will be your 1st singles player”. I could tell right away that Howie had a charisma about him. He made you feel like you were his best friend. He was so giving with his time. Anything he could do to help you, he would. Over the years, we went in different directions but I was lucky enough to meet up with him again when he became the managing partner at great neck estates tennis in 2011. We immediately hit it off again. Not hard to do as Howie connects with everyone. It has been such a privileged to know one of the most special individuals I have ever met. Kind, caring and always out for others well being. It was an honor to know him and I will try to live everyday with the same passion for life as he did. I will miss him deeply.
Love to his entire family. Willie Notar
our deepest condolences, from howie’s childhood friends, jack stofsky,howard nachamie, bobby smith, and everyone else his life touched. only good memories.
Harvey R Sheiber
Howard and I were good friends back in the Brooklyn Walt Whitman JR HS and Brighton Beach days, some 50 years ago . Had not had a conversation or connectIon with him until late 2015 when I called him as a result of seeing his son’s wedding announcement in the NY TIMES He texted me back as recenlty as September 2016 and thanked me for wishing him a happy birthday as he did me (we share the same birth year and month) We tried to make a tentative date but it never came to pass.. Imagine my shock and great sadness when I just found out that Ho
ward passed away some 5 months ago I had no idea that he was ill. and am very sorry we never got to speak or meet again We played alot of paddle ball and paddle tennis in those days My sincere condolences to his family.