Stuart J. Aaronson

December 28, 1944February 22, 2016

AARONSON, STUART, J., 71, passed away on Monday February 22, 2016 at the Evergreen House Health Center. He was born in Boston, MA and was raised by his mother, Roberta (Barron) Loebenberg, and her late husband, Stanley T. Loebenberg, in Providence, RI. Stuart graduated from Brown University in 1966, where he was involved with Brown’s radio station, WBRU, both on-air and behind-the-scenes. He owned the RI School of Broadcasting prior to joining Sanford White Company, Inc. as Vice President. Most recently he was the owner of Stuart Manufacturing, LLC. Stu was passionate about the Reform Jewish movement and was involved locally, regionally and nationally in Jewish organizations. He was a lifelong member and honorary trustee of Temple Beth El, and served as the chair of the Temple’s Building Committee. Stu dedicated a significant portion of his time to Men of Reform Judaism, first serving as President of Temple Beth El’s Brotherhood and later as National President of the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods. He was also active with Jewish Family Services of RI and the northeast region of the Union for Reform Judaism. Besides his mother, Stuart is survived by his daughter, Rachel Auslander and her husband, James, of Arlington, VA and his beloved grandson Joshua. A service will be held at Wednesday, February 24th at 10AM at Temple Beth El, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence RI 02906. Burial will take place at the Sons of Israel and David, Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Stuart’s memory can be made to the Temple Beth El Brotherhood, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence, RI 02906 or the URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Scholarship, 160 Chubb Ave., Suite 207, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071, Shiva will be held at Temple Beth El, Wednesday 3-5PM.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Stuart J. Aaronson

have a memory or condolence to add?


December 30, 2016

Rachel. It was an honor and privilege to have known your father. Over the past 30 years or so we shared many wonderful and rewarding times together as leaders of NFTB(MRJ) I'm just sorry I only found out today of his passing. It would have been wonderful if I could of attended his funeral. Ken Keenan

Jody Abrams Ragosta

March 11, 2016

Rachel, With sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I remember your father from when I was much younger and babysat for you. He was always a kind man. Wishing you peace.

March 4, 2016

Your family has my deepest sympathies. May your family find strength at this time. 1st Peter 5:10

Diane Gastfreund

March 2, 2016

I shall miss you. I know my late husband Irv, enjoyed working at WBRU with you and my mother enjoyed having you as a neighbor. Rest in peace. Sincerely, Diane Gastfreund


February 29, 2016

My deepest sympathies. May the "God of all comfort," help to ease the pain of your grief during this time.(1 Cor 1:3,4)

February 28, 2016

I'm sorry to hear of Stuart's passing. May you find comfort and solace with your family, friends and religious community. YTCausey

Frank Cataldi

February 24, 2016

May Stuart rest in peace. Stu and I graduated from Hope High together in 1962. We also served together on the Reunion Committee for the reunions for the last fifteen years. He WILL be sadly missed.

Faith Fisher

February 24, 2016

Stu - I remember working with you at WHIM Radio and thinking what a stand up guy you were. I am happy I had the chance to know you.

February 24, 2016

I just learned about Stuarts' passing. My deepest sympathies Roberta and to daughter Rachel and her family. He shall be sadly missed. Meta Cohen

Maury Goldstein

February 24, 2016

Stuart took my wife Lisa and I under his wing when we arrived at Temple Beth El in 1988. He and I were active in Brotherhhod and he got me involved on a national level. We've always kept in touch through good times and bad. We will miss his sense of humor, his willingness to go out of his way for others, and his friendship.