LeRoy ~ Eveline Aron lost her battle with life and was able to leave this world peacefully on Friday, December 26, 2014.
Eveline started her life as the youngest child of Amalie and Julius Hilfriech, antique dealers in Berlin, Germany. Her 3 sisters and 1 brother had the responsibility of raising Eveline after she was orphaned at an early age. As a Jew in Berlin during the rise of the Nazi party, Eveline was sent to a boarding school in the country to protect her from persecution. It was there that Eveline met and married the love of her life, Henry. Eveline was able to escape to Britain on the last train out of Germany before the Nazis closed the borders in 1939. While in Britain, Eveline worked in factories to aid the war effort against the Nazis. This included restoring crashed Spitfire fighter planes.
Eveline, Henry and daughter, Jeanette (Jan) were able to immigrate to the United States in 1948, the first available date due to U.S. immigration quotas. In the U.S., Eveline first started working as a clerk in a dress shop and then in a drug store, and then prior to retirement, a Librarian at Cornell University.
Eveline was predeceased by the love of her life for 53 years, Henry, in 1991. She is survived by her daughter, Jan (Dana) Shaw, her son, Gerry (Joyce) Aron; five grandchildren, Laura (Brian) McGinley, Jeffrey (Beth) Shaw, Sarah (Jim) Flanary, Jennifer (Eric) Heywood Houck and Justin (Lisa) Heywood; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson on the way.
There will be a Celebration of Life to be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the LeRoy Historical Society or the YWCA of Batavia.
Celebration of Life
A Celebration of Eveline's Life will be held at a future date to be announced.