Freda Aron was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Richard F. Aron and dear mother of Stan, Len, Cara and Linda. She loved her daughters-in-law, Brenda and Liz, as if they were her own daughters.
Freda was the proud grandmother of Cade (Bari), Victoria, Marisa and Shauna.
Freda was the devoted daughter of Sam and Dora Umansky and a loving sister to Esther, all of who precede her.
She is survived by her cherished and loving sister Millicent.
To experience Freda was to truly experience what was best about life. Freda was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1915.
At the age of 21, Freda moved to Chicago to attend nursing school.
She met and married Richard, had a family and built a life brimming with love, generosity and vitality. If there was an adventure to be had, Freda was up for it.
Freda called herself non-religious, but her actions fit the definition of a truly religious Jew.
After many years of nursing in hospitals and healthcare centers, Freda moved to Utah as a VISTA volunteer, at the age of 75. There she practiced nursing on a Navajo reservation, while turning down many marriage proposals from the local populace.
She then moved to Sitka, AK to volunteer in running a shelter for abused women and children. Freda had a regular radio program in Sitka called ‘Frankie and Freda’, highlighting the music of one of the other great loves of her life, Frank Sinatra.
Freda’s other true passions were writing and politics. Over the years she wrote regularly for The Bugle, The Chicago Tribune, The San Juan Record and The Raven (Sitka, AK).
From the 1950s until recently, Freda wrote articles about her very liberal political views, which she was happy to share with one and all.
Freda had more friends than any person we know. She was constantly in touch with her friends, making each of them feel special. Any friend of our mom felt comfortable to come to her for help or assistance.
Those of us, who are lucky enough to have experienced the experience of Freda, will always be grateful for having known her. Mom, we all loved you…thanks for the ride.
In lieu of flowers and condolence food, the family appreciates donations in her memory, to the charitable organization of your choice.
Private graveside services were February 15 at Jewish Oakridge Cemetery, in Hillside, IL.