obituary Karolyn Irma Aaron

Karolyn (with a K!) Irma Aaron completed her amazing and beautiful adventure on this earth Thursday, July 2, 2020 in Pinehurst, NC, having left her mark on almost every continent it has to offer.

She is no doubt enjoying a loving reunion with her parents, Harry and Bettina Muller, as well as her husband of fifty-six years, Raymond, with whom she began a family that would span three generations before her passing.

Karolyn was born on March 22, 1930, in Newark, NJ, and raised in Riverdale, NY. She and Raymond married in 1954 and moved to Paramus, NJ, in 1956. She attended the High School of Music and Art in New York, NY, earned her Master’s degree from Syracuse University, and taught elementary school in Paramus for twenty-five years while also teaching piano.

Most people would slow down and enjoy a much-deserved break after such a long career of teaching young children, but Karolyn remained active and involved as a volunteer for the school system. She celebrated her Bat Mitzvah at the age of fifty-three, enjoyed playing Mahjong, and continued to perform. She sang in choirs for the Jewish Community Center of Paramus and also in Delray Beach, FL, where she and Raymond retired in 1985. She was a member of B’nai B’rith and performed in scholarship shows at the temple. Karolyn and her best friend, Rita Shain, even performed for various communities as singing duo “The Songbirds”.

Karolyn will be fondly remembered by her children, Michael P. Aaron (Susie Aaron) of Southern Pines, NC, Bruce L. Aaron (Paul Ayala) of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Jamie S. Doyle (Stephen Doyle) of Bel Air, MD, as a singer, performer, and lover of music and plays. She was “Grandma K” to Todd, Stacy, and Matthew, and “Gigi” to Zachary, Aaron (AJ), Presley, Whitley, and Marshall.

The melody of her song will forever live on.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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