Arthur H. Aronson, age 85, of \nRenfrew, PA, passed away on Tuesday, March 30 after \na brief illness.\n\nArthur was preceded in death by his wife of 59 \nyears, Alice Aronson (nee Ades), mother, Pauline \nAronson (nee Lasdon) and father, George Aronson. He \nis survived by his partner Lois Porter, sister \nRosalee White, children-Terisa Marini, Steven \nAronson, Kristina Schultz, and Betsy Kantrowitz \nalong with nine grandchildren, and five \ngreat-grandchildren.\n\nArthur was born in Troy, New York on July 9, 1935. \nHe graduated from Massachusetts Institute of \nTechnology in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in \nMetallurgy. He then served as a first lieutenant in \nthe U.S. Army. Arthur later received his masters and \nPh. D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In \n1986 he was elected into the American Society for \nMetals as a fellow in recognition of his \ndistinguished contributions to the field of metals \nand materials. Art worked as Executive \nVice-President of Allegheny Ludlum from 1988 until \nhis retirement in 2000.\n\nArthur was well-known for his philanthropy. He \ndiligently served as an Emeritus Life Trustee at \nCarnegie Mellon University, member of the Butler \nCounty Community College Education Foundation, and \nboard member at Cooper Tire among many other \norganizations. He was a generous donor to his alma \nmaters, the United Way, and other worthy causes. He \nwas also a proud member of the Butler Country Club, \nThe Duquesne Club, and Youngstown Yacht Club.\n\nArthur was a man of many talents and interests. His \nlove of sailing led him to seas around the world. He \nwas an amateur radio enthusiast, avid golfer, and \nlongtime member of the Butler Country Club. Art was \na tremendous bridge player, voracious reader, world \ntraveler, and history buff who adored being around \nhis family and friends.\n\nArthur will be missed by all who knew him. A \nCelebration of Life will be held on Sunday June 13 \nfrom 1-3 p.m. at Butler Country Club. All friends \nand family are welcome to attend.\n\nArrangements are being taken care of by \nThompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North \nSt., Butler, PA 16001.