Howard Aronson

September 30, 1924January 12, 2021

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Howard Aronson

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William Kastning

January 19, 2021

It is with profound sadness and heavy heart that the Monmouth Conservation Foundation board and staff mournfully acknowledge the passing of our esteemed board member Howard. He was the longest serving member still on the board - 37 years - and will be greatly missed.

Howie served on MCF's finance and acquisition committees where is expertise, knowledge and genuine interest in our work and all those supporting our mission left a lasting mark.

He will be missed but his presence will last forever.

Ellen Herman

January 17, 2021

I feel privledged to have known Howard for many years and Jackie for years before as well. Gentlemen is a word often overused, but certainly most appropriate for this wonderful, kind, and considerate man. His eyes, as well as his words, showed interest and caring in all you said to him. His flirty manner of greeting and kissing me brought me great joy. Those moments will be missed. He was truly special. I will not forget him as I have not forgotten Jackie... We can never have enough mentors the likes of the two of them! Good work on this earth IS remembered!!!!!

Rhea Harris

January 17, 2021

My sincere condolences to Ann and Michael and the Aronson family...
A professional mentor, friend, advisor and confidante...
You will be missed but will always be loved and remembered....

Rhea Harris

Christina Kastning

January 17, 2021

Howard’s friendship will always hold a special place in my heart.

Howie once told me that “the most valuable thing in life was to be a good friend”.

Bill and I were blessed to have Howie as the best man at our wedding. He brought such warmth and love to our special occasion.

Howard is not gone; he remains in the hearts of all those fortunate enough to have known him.

Adele Keller

January 15, 2021

What a special man! He was so kind and helpful to me when I worked at Monmouth Conservation Foundation. He was a true mentor and I will never forget him. I will forever miss that twinkle in his eye. What great fun he was.

John Cozzi

January 15, 2021

Howie joined the Cozzi family in West New York, NJ for Christmas dinner on several occasions over the past five years. He was good friends with my sister Juliet and her husband Ron Gumbaz, who bundled him up and brought him with them. We were all so impressed with Howie: how he was still working at 90-plus years, his inquisitiveness about our lives and jobs, his stories of his past, his sharp mind, etc. He fit right in with all the Cozzi family and we all enjoyed his company. We missed him when his illness prevented him from joining us.

Howie was a warm and lovable character and we all looked forward to seeing him every year. In fact, my son Chris and niece Stephenie visited him in 2020 after his stroke. I would send him emails now and then to keep in touch and he always responded warmly, happy to know that we hadn't forgotten him and that we wished him well.

Howie was a unique character and we are all the better for knowing him. May he rest in peace.

-John and Dolores Cozzi

Valerie Montecalvo

January 15, 2021

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Aronson Family on the loss of Howard. He was a true gentlemen in every context of the word. I learned so much from him when I first joined the board at Monmouth Conservation Foundation. He had a way of educating you and sharing his knowledge with such enthusiasm and grace. I will miss him tremendously as will the entire board at Monmouth Conservation. He was truly a one-in-a-million treasure!
Valerie Montecalvo

Gabor Barabas

January 15, 2021

Howard was truly one of the loveliest people I've known. There was a clear and distinct sense of character whenever he spoke that was characterized by a remarkable sense of kindness. He seemed intrigued and fascinated by everything and clearly loved life, fully immersing himself in its currents. There was a rare combination of worldliness and practicality, and at the same time an openness and artistic sensibility. What always struck me whenever we spoke is that he always listened very intently, and I suspect that he was this way with others as well. The last time we spoke he was very tired, but what he expressed was his concern for others.

Ivan Brown

January 14, 2021

Howard was a true gentleman and one of the finest people I ever met. I
am grateful to have known Howard over 40 years and to have worked closely with him the past 20 years. His legacy as a kind, bright, thoughtful person who devoted much of his time to making the world a better place will endure forever. My condolences to Anne and Michael who he cherished and loved deeply.

Matthew Cohen

January 14, 2021

Howard was one of the first people on the MCF Board to make an impact on me. At one of my first meetings (only about one year ago), he motioned me over to welcome me. His impact on the meeting and on me was significant. He was warm, intelligent and insightful. I wish I had known him longer. My condolences to your entire family. May his memory always be for a blessing.