Funeral service for Mr. Carl W. Aron, 82, of Monroe, LA, will be held at 11:00AM Friday, January 7, 2022, at Temple B’Nai Israel with Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh and Rabbi Jana DeBenedetti officiating. Interment will follow in the Jewish Cemetery in Monroe under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe. Visitation will be from 5:00PM until 7:00PM Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Mulhearn Funeral Home Monroe.
Carl was born in Monroe, LA on September 23, 1939, to Trudy and Dave Aron. He graduated from Neville High School in 1957 and attended The University of Mississippi. During his days at Ole Miss, he was a letterman on the tennis team and a member of Phi Epsilon Phi Fraternity. This is where Carl’s lifetime love of all things Ole Miss began. Carl served in Vietnam, being stationed in Okinawa, Japan where he served as a Captain in the United States Army. He met the love of his life, Donna Renaud in Atlanta, GA and they began their life together in 1968. They moved to Monroe, had 3 children, and began their lifelong dream of building Aron’s Pharmacy.
Mr. Aron was a longtime member of Temple B’Nai Israel in Monroe and was strongly dedicated to his Jewish faith. Carl was a licensed Pharmacist for the State of Louisiana since 1962, and took ownership of the family business, Aron’s Pharmacy in 1971. Carl also was a member of the NAPB, LPA, Ole Miss Alumni Association and the Ole Miss M Club. He was appointed to the Board of Pharmacy in 1971, by Gov. John McKeithen and has continued to serve the board for over 50 years with 25 of those years serving as President. Carl was the longest serving member on any Board of Pharmacy in the country. He was appointed Lifetime Honorary President of the NABP and was recently elected President Emeritus of the Louisiana State Board of Pharmacy. Carl won many prestigious awards during his pharmacy career including the Bowl of Hygeia Award for Community Service from the LPA and the Meritorious Achievement Award from the College of Pharmacy at ULM. In 2006 the NABP presented their highest honor, the Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service award to Mr. Aron. During the 2021 regular session of the Louisiana Senate, Resolution 96 was passed congratulating Carl on 50 years of service to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.
Carl was a lifelong member of Bayou DeSiard Country Club and loved playing golf in the “Big Game” with all of his friends. He was also very proud of his single digit member number.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Donna Aron; children, Melissa Aron Gillum and husband Scott, Debbie Aron Kennedy and husband Kevin, and David Aron and wife Stacey; and grandchildren, Aron and Arden Gillum, Cameron and Landon Kennedy, and Eli and Brody Aron.
Pallbearers will be Fred Mills, John Pruitt, Van Lee, Sam Trinca, Marty McKay, Jon Guice, Jason Bennett, Bob Cooper, and Micky Merritt. Honorary pallbearers will be Edgar Newstadt, Leonard Kaye, Dickie Crowe, Paul Mims, Ben Price, Leonard Lurie, Pat Collins, Malcolm Broussard, Doug Cookston, Ad Walker, and the members of the Board of Pharmacy.
The family would like to express their deepest thanks to Dr. Richard O’Donavan, Dr. Joe Byron Henry, Dr. Brad Johnson, Compassus Hospice, Renee Johnson, Sabra Neely, and Wanda Holmes.
Memorials may be made to the Temple B’Nai Israel, the ULM Golf Team, the ULM School of Pharmacy, Ole Miss School of Pharmacy, or to your favorite charity.
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