ARON--Roberto. Husband, father, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, passed away on June 24, 2014 at the age of 98. Born on November 1, 1915, he was raised in Argentina and moved to Chile where he attended University. Upon receiving his LL.B. degree from the University of Chile's Faculty of Law, he embarked on a seven decade career as an international lawyer, diplomat, law professor and the author of law textbooks and other scholarly works. While raising a family in Chile, he made Aliyah to Israel in 1957. After joining that country's bar, he entered a private law practice and endeavored to raise money for Israel's fledgling economy thru the sale of government bonds in Latin America and other Spanish-speaking countries. He made countless speaking tours as Israel's goodwill ambassador and his success was rewarded in 1974 with a position as a legal adviser with Israel's mission to the United Nations under the leadership of Ambassador Chiam Herzog. His love of learning led him to earn three Master of Law degrees at New York University in International Legal Studies in Corporate and Commercial Law and in Jewish Talmudic Law. For 14 years, Mr. Aron served as the chair of Trial Advocacy at the Law School of Tel Aviv University. He also was a guest teacher at New York University's School of Law. He co-authored four legal textbooks still used today by law school curriculums nationwide. Prolific to nearly the end of his life, he published his last scholarly book at the age of 97. With his first wife Caty, he fathered three children Jaime (Maria), Sylvia (Rafi) and Daniel (Nati), all of whom live in Israel today with their children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Eva, whom he married in 1969 and with whom he enjoyed a 45 year whirlwind love affair. He leaves his adoring step-daughters Aileen (Eric) and Sonia (Robert) and their children. He is also survived by his brother Luis and various nieces and nephews. Mr. Aron will be buried in Israel.
Published in The New York Times on June 29, 2014