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David G. Aron

Oaklyn

David G. Aron, age 88 of Oaklyn, peacefully passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2024.  He was the devoted husband of the late Jacqueline (nee DuCoin) Aron.   David was also predeceased by his parents Emil and Carrie (nee Gleason) and his siblings William, Edward, Donald, and Henrietta. He is survived by his children, Cheryl Aron Branco, Thomas Aron (Elizabeth), and Ronald Aron (Marcie).  David was the proud grandfather of Joseph, III (Andrea), Bethany (Valeriy Vayner), David (Erica), and Andrew Branco; Karrsen, Easton, and R.J. Aron.   He was the cherished great grandfather of Ava, Alexandria, Joseph IV, Valeriy, and Evelyn.   He is also survived by his dear sister-in-law Barbara (DuCoin) DiOrio, and many loving nieces and nephews. 

David served his community with a distinguished firefighting career beginning in 1955 with the Welcome Volunteer Fire Company in Oaklyn.   He became Chief of Welcome in 1972 and Borough Chief later that year after successfully negotiating the merger of the two Oaklyn fire departments into the present-day Oaklyn Fire Department.  He served in many other capacities in the OFD including President (2003-2007), Trustee Chair (2016-2021), President of the Relief Association (2014-2022), and was a Life Member of the Department.  During the last few years, Dave was still a presence in the Department and enjoyed the camaraderie and friendship of his fellow members not only at the fire hall, but also at his home.   

 David became the first full-time Camden County Fire Marshal in 1973 and served in that capacity for nearly 25 years.  Under his direction, the Fire Marshal’s office grew to 13 staff members and conducted 800-900 fire investigations per year.   In 1977, he was entrusted with the oversight of the Camden County Fire Academy where he worked with the instructional staff of the County Chiefs Association in providing a structured fire service education to the firefighters of the County.   He directed the renovation and expansion of the “smoke house”, the renovation of the first academic classroom facility, the design and implementation of the live burn propane field, the installation of the air compressor system, the development and construction of the control building and the propane fired burn building, and he laid the foundation for the construction of the current Emergency Services Training Center.  He also had daily oversight of the only full-time county engine company which is located in the Lakeland Hospital Complex.  

David was a member of the International Fire Chiefs Association, the New Jersey State Fire Chiefs Association, the New Jersey Association of County Fire Marshals, the Camden County Fire Chiefs Association, the Camden County Fire Prevention Association, and the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety Training and Education Committee.

David was also President of Aron Movers, the business he established with his wife, Jacqueline in 1958.  He remained an active advisor of the business until his passing at which time his family took over the reins.

 Together for nearly 70 years until her passing in 2021, Jackie and Dave shared a love of family gatherings, holidays, summers by the pool, family traditions, wonderful vacations, and the profound joy that their ever-growing family gave them.   In his spare time, Dave was an accomplished carpenter who took great pleasure in building numerous projects around his home and those of his children.  He enjoyed collecting model trains, planning his epic 4th of July parties, trips to the Borgata, and was also an avid Civil War buff who visited many battlefields during his road trips.  His favorite role, however, will forever be that of “Pop” to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He delighted in spending every possible moment showering them with great love and affection.   

Relatives, friends and neighbors are invited to gather with the Aron & Branco family on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the Oaklyn Fire Department, 20 W. Clinton Avenue, Oaklyn between 9:00 am and 11:00 am.  A remembrance Ceremony will begin at 11:00 am.  Interment and a graveside tribute will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 500 Delsea Dr., Washington Twp.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Dave’s beloved Oaklyn Fire Department through the Creran website as noted below.  

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