Hanna (Drucker) Aron, 91 years of age, of Albany, NY, formerly of West Hartford, CT, and Forest Hills, NY, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Fred Jacob Aron. Born in Essen Germany, she was the daughter of the late Bernhardt and Irene (Nicksteidt) Drucker.
Hanna was a Holocaust survivor who ultimately survived by going into hiding under an assumed name. In 1964, she and Fred came to NY with their three children and her mother from Colombia, South America to make a new life for their family. They came without jobs or a place to live, taking a leap of faith in themselves and their new home country. She loved the adopted country that welcomed them and was fiercely patriotic. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper at Mack Trucks until she retired in 1986. Her main interests were her family, for whom she loved to cook and bake, the arts, reading, history, and her religious life.
Hanna was the loving mother of Michael Aron and his wife, Judy, of South Acworth, NH, Richard J. Aron and his husband Mark Kashden, of New York NY, Susan DeFronzo and her husband, Joseph, of Voorheesville, NY; her beloved grandchildren, Stefanie DeFronzo, Rachel Aron, David Aron and his partner Jon Branch, and Jeffrey Aron and his wife Rachel Wallen. She was predeceased by her brother Wolfgang (Zeev Dror) of Israel.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Beth El Temple Cemetery, 51 Jackson St., Avon, CT. The family will receive relatives and friends at their respective homes. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Massry Residence Assisted Living, 182 Washington Avenue Ext. Albany, NY 12203 or to the US Memorial Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford, CT. To sign the guest book for Hanna, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm