Rene L. Aerts

November 14, 1940February 24, 2013

AERTS, RENE L., Was born in New York on November 14, 1940 the first child of three born to RENE AERTS, of Belguim and BERTHA DEKEERSMAECHER Aerts also of Belgium. Rene obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree from RIT in 1963. Rene moved to San Diego in 1969 where he worked as a sales representative for the AGFA corporation until he retired in 1993. Rene married his wife, Diane in 1984 and they enjoyed many years of travel, fishing, and boating in San Diego as well as Buenavista, Mexico. Rene is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Diane (Staley) Aerts, Loyal companion, Dusty, Sisters Margaret and Julia, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Make A Wish Foundation. Rene Aerts celebration of life to be held at Southwestern Yacht Club, May 11 at 10:00 am. Finger food and beverages will be provided. Please join me afterwards at my home, located in Point Loma, to share memories and enjoy lunch. 880 Loma Valley Place, San Diego, CA. Please RSVP.


Rene L. Aerts

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Robert Greene

August 13, 2013

So sorry to read of Rene's passing in the RIT Magazine. He lived next door to me at RIT and was raising a few dogs at the time. He was fun loving and
very full of life. That was in 1963.


May 13, 2013

Diane - I met Rene through Wells Fargo when I worked in Point Loma. Every time he was coming back from or heading down to Mexico, he would stop into the branch. I knew he was one of a kind and it was always great to see him. On each of those visits, he would look for me and once we started talking, the conversation almost always turned to family and personal interests. I would tell him about my wife and daughter and what our plans were for the future. He would always talk about you and the great times you had throughout your marriage. I'm sure you have your own treasure chest full of those same great memories. Whatever I can do to help you through this time in your life, please don't hesitate to call on me.

Mark Bussard

May 4, 2013

Dear Diane, I just learned of the news. My heart goes out to you. I know it has many, many years, but I still hold very fond memories of Rene and yourself when I was in service at Agfa. The times we spent together on the road, and especially the time spent on the boat, SDYC, and to top it off during the America's Cup when it was in San Diego were very special. I will never forget those fine times.
My thoughts are with you. God bless.
Mark Bussard

Jerry Coolman

March 29, 2013

We miss you Rene. Kate, Karli and I have you in our prayers and thoughts through this difficult time Diane. Rene my friend, rest in peace.

March 21, 2013

Diane - I'm so sorry to hear about Rene. I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet you both in Baja and spend some nice times together. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Janet Damron

March 19, 2013

Dearest Diane, You have been on my mind and in my prayers. Everyone in my family love you and send God's peace to you. Rene has always been a kind friend and neighbor to me and he will be missed. Amy and I will be at his celebration of life and will join you for lunch. With Sympathy for you loss.
Janet and family

Marlene Purdy

March 6, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

steve connie

March 6, 2013

I found this on the beach near our house and it brought a tear of joy and sorrow to my eye. At first I thought Connie might have written it, but there is no way it should have been there as it had been blowing up to 44 knots for the past seven days and the beach was flat except for this message. If it was Connie, it still was the only place excluded from the relentless wind for the right reasons and if not it as if not it just goes to show you how many people here miss Rene like me and Connie. We love you guys.
Steve and for sure Connie

Greg and Dari McKim

March 5, 2013

Dulcita Diane- Very saddened to hear of Rene's passing. Dari and I have you in our thoughts as we see your casa every day. Will miss Rene as a friend, neighbor and fishing amigo. Give Dusty some hugs from us and Mocha sends licks and kisses to Dusty too.
Greg and Dari McKim

Bev & Jim Potter

March 4, 2013

Diane -
Our deepest sympathy. Fond memories will keep Rene in our hearts always. Please know you are in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Love Bev and Jim Potter