Aaroe, Donald Henry

Aaroe, Donald Henry

Male 1919 - 2009  (90 years)

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  • Name Aaroe, Donald Henry  [1
    Born 15 Jul 1919  Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 27 Oct 1995  Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 15 Aug 2009  Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried First Presbyterian Churchyard, Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I35421  Sackett
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2017 

    Father Aaroe, Andrew Peter,   b. 7 Jan 1893, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1976, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Henry, Edna T.,   b. 1893, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1918, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Children
    +1. Aaroe, Donald Henry,   b. 15 Jul 1919, Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 2009, Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     
    Family ID F13674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F13672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1919 - Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 27 Oct 1995 - Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 2009 - Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Presbyterian Churchyard, Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S937] 1930 U.S. Census.

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), 108357844, 29 Jun 2015.
      Find A Grave Memorial# 108357844
      Donald Henry Aaroe
      Birth: Jul. 15, 1918
      Perth Amboy
      Middlesex County
      New Jersey, USA
      Death: Aug. 15, 2009
      Woodbridge
      Middlesex County
      New Jersey, USA

      Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) - August 19, 2009
      Deceased Name: Donald H. Aaroe
      Builder, Woodbridge Board of Ed retiree, WWII vet
      Donald H. Aaroe died Saturday, Aug. 15, in the home he built with his own hands.

      He was born July 15, 1918, in Perth Amboy and moved to Woodbridge as a small child. He was the son of the late Andrew P. Aaroe and his wife, Edna Henry. An honor student, Don graduated from Woodbridge High School in 1936. He attended Rutgers University and was a perpetual student for the rest of his life.

      A veteran of World War II, he volunteered to join the U.S. Navy on Dec. 8, 1941, and was called to active duty on Jan. 29, 1942. He was honorably discharged as a carpenter's mate first class in November, 1945. Most of his duty was in the South Pacific and Australia, serving aboard two ships, the U.S.S. Altamaha and the U.S.S. Orion.

      He proudly carried his union card from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Local 65 and at one time was its longest dues-paying member. His early jobs were on the elevation of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Woodbridge proper and the building of the Edison Bridge. While working for his father, a general construction contractor, Don helped build over 50 custom homes in this locality, as well as churches and industrial properties. In 1963, he was hired as supervisor of new construction by the Woodbridge Board of Education and retired in 1983 as supervisor of building and grounds.

      He had served his community as the assistant troop leader of Boy Scout Troop 33, was one of the founders of Little League in Woodbridge and was appointed to the Woodbridge Juvenile Conference Committee when it was founded. He enjoyed playing softball, golf, tennis and skiing. He was an honorary founder of the Springwood Swim Club in Colonia, serving for 20 years as its vice president and its project chairman as the club was improved and enlarged through the years.

      A 50-year plus member of the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge, he was elected and ordained as a ruling elder and served several terms. During the preparations for the 300th anniversary of the church, he served as committee co-chairman for the restoration and renovations, which were sorely needed at that time. Even in his latest years, he served as an active member of the Heritage Committee and faithfully attended the adult Sunday School class and joined in its discussions. He especially enjoyed the after-service coffee hour, when he could meet and talk with his friends.

      He is survived by his wife, Emma Earley. They were married on Navy Day, Oct. 27, 1945.

      He is also survived by his daughter, Amy, and her husband, David Swanson, of Cranford; his son, Chris and his wife, Jeanne, of Greensboro, N.C.; two granddaughters, Kristen Beck of Cranford and Mary Aaroe of Greensboro, N.C.; his great-grandson, Kristopher Beck of Cranford; his sister, Jean Wadsworth of Roanoke, Va.; his brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Helen Earley of Eastport, Maine, and his sister-in-law, Dorothy Lorch of Pukekohe, New Zealand. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families who were loved by their "Uncle Don."

      A funeral service will take place on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Costello-Greiner Funeral Home (www.costello-greiner.com), 44 Green St. at Barron Avenue, Woodbridge.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 600 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, N.J. 07095.



      Family links:
      Parents:
      Edna T. Henry Aaroe (1893 - 1918)

      Spouse:
      Emma Mary Earley Aaroe (1920 - ____)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      First Presbyterian Churchyard
      Woodbridge
      Middlesex County
      New Jersey, USA

      Created by: Jessi-Schnittchen
      Record added: Apr 11, 2013
      Find A Grave Memorial# 108357844

    3. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 29 Jun 2017.
      The Courier-News (Bridgewater, New Jersey), 30 Nov 1995, page 16

      Aaroe

      WOODBRIDGE -- Mr. and Mrs. Donald Aaroe celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct 27 with a reception and a dinner buffet at The Forge in Woodbridge.

      Donald Aaroe and the former Emma Earley were married on Oct. 27, 1945, at the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge (Old White Church).

      Mr. and Mrs. Aaroe are both retired from the Woodbridge Town School System Administration Office.

      The couple have two children, Amy Aareo of North Plainfield and Chris Aaroe of Grensboro, N.C. They have two granddaughters and one great-grandson.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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