April 25th, 2023
Rex Timothy Aaron, 71, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 20th, 2023 surrounded by those he loved dearly. He was born in Wilmington, DE on November 29th, 1951. He was a graduate of Chichester Senior High School, and received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. While at the academy, he was a member of the US Naval Academy baseball team. He served on active duty as a Lieutenant, and received the Vietnam Service Medal. He spent his career in recruiting, sales, and management, and after retirement he was a mentor and support professional at Garnet Valley High School.
Rex left a permanent and lasting impression on everyone he met, had an unforgettable laugh, an epic voice, razor sharp wit, a heart of gold, and unmatched humor that could change the course of someone’s day. Every person who knew him smiled in his presence. Rex was a gamechanger to so many people that he met, mentored, laughed with, and loved. He was an athlete, a competitor, a motivator, a singer, and to so many, their #1 biggest fan. Most importantly, he was truly a one of a kind and adoring husband, father, pop, and friend. He is a legend to so many, and will always be our gentle giant and hero.
Rex is predeceased by his son, Rex Adam Aaron; brothers, Thomas and Michael Aaron; parents Thomas and Mary Aaron.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marie Aaron; daughter, Amanda Aaron; stepchildren, Stephanie Leap (Jason), Owen Bergwall, Melanie Palladinetti (Steve); grandchildren, Emma and Wes Leap, Auden and Brynn Orfei, Louie Palladinetti; sister, Mary Garthwaite; nephew, Tommy Pfleger (Meagan); great niece and nephew, Julia Pfleger and Caleb Talley, and countless friends and people who loved him. That list is way too long to print in the Delco Times.
The memorial service to celebrate his life (and oh man, what a life he lived) will be held on Friday, May 5th, 2023 at 1pm at the Carr Funeral Home 935 S. Providence Rd. Wallingford, PA. Friends and family are invited for visitation from 11am-1pm prior to his service. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Rex T. Aaron Memorial Scholarship, payable to Garnet Valley High School 552 Smithbridge Rd. Glen Mills, PA 19342. Online condolences can be sent through www.jwardfuneralhome.com
Marie; I am completely heart broken about Rex…..I had been talking to him on the phone pretty regularly- he had explained his diagnosis to me….. he told me the survival rate was anout 65 percent after 5 years…. We were talking about him coming up in July and playing in a golf tournament…I talked to him about his appointment to begin treatment….I am so sorry I missed the viewing on May 5th…. I just did not know…..I do not have to tell you how much I loved Rex….. we spent tons of time together over the 42 years that I knew him…..you could not have had a better friend than Rex….. There is obviously no getting over this….. Marie, if you need anything at all, please call me @ 814-207-4209 or email me @ email@example.com. Anything…. I will get in the car and be there in 3 1/2 hours. Marie; I am praying for you and your family every day…. Just know that I am here for you and your family…. Please let me know if you need anything. Gods speed to you and your family.
Although our time together at Springfield Ford was short, I cherished Rex’s patient mentorship and his giving friendship. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. He was an extraordinarily kind individual, and a booming presence in the office. May his kind soul rest in peace.
Marie and family, Rex made a special connection with us through our son Michael. It seemed like ever time we talked with Rex, he would get a big smile on his face and share that Michael told him that he “loves his mom and dad.” Although we are saddened by his departure to heaven, we were fortunate to have experienced his zest for life while he was with us. Dave, Tuggle & Michael https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hWWDEmIcZpVLgqZOV9zpOh10i1PUNCUk/view?usp=share_link
Marie, Amanda and family you know how much Rex loved you and was so proud of you guys. My prayers are with you for your loss. I will miss my special friend of 57 years.
Rex was my friend for 57 years. I will miss his laughter and life’s insight. My prayers for Marie,Amanda and family. He loved you guys so much and was so proud of everything you did.
Rex was a gentle soul and has touch the hearts of many people. May you rest in Peace my friend. My heart goes to Marie and your family. God bless.
Rex was a beautiful person who could overtake a room with his genuine kindness, joy and laughter. Admired and loved by all, he was pure joy to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. A true family man who adored “Sweet Ree”, and Adam. A true devoted friend. You will be missed, unable to be replaced, but we can all take comfort knowing that you’re at peace with those you love.
What can I said about my friend he always had a joke give you the shirt off his back I will miss him forever Love You My Brother
I loved Rex Aaron. We worked together in Virginia and Dallas, Tx. Rex was always on, always upbeat. We loved our Philly sports teams. He was my younger brother and he was truly one of a kind!!!!!
Marie and family. My sincere condolences and prayers. Hold on to all the great memories. They will live o me forever.
I met Rex 30 years ago when we did business together in the Chicago area. It quickly became a friendship with many fun times on the golf course. Although we lost touch after he moved back to PA, I’ve never forgotten his amazing kindness, humor, wit, and yes – that voice and laugh. He always spoke so proudly about his kids. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Rex was a great man who had so much wisdom he would share willingly. We are glad to have known him. Hugs to the family and friends.
We love you Pop!! You told so many stories, created such a lasting impact on me and the way I will forever live my life. I’ll never forget your words and string advice as to how I should live. You are always on my mind and in the words of a wise man “When no one else can understand me, when everything I do is wrong. I guess I’ll never know the reason why you love me as you do. That’s the wonder of you.” Elvis Aaron Presley.
Your legend will never die -Emma Bear and Jayson “Baby Elvis” Machado 🤍
Well said Em, Pop did have such a huge and great impact on us we are fortunate enough to have known what a great man and grandfather he was. Pop you were one of a kind and shaped who I am today I would never have found my good taste in music and kind heart if it wasn’t for you. We will all miss you and hate that we will no longer have you by our side guiding us but you are, you will always be in our hearts. I love you pop no one could ever replace you. Thanks for sharing your stories with me and teaching me many important lessons until we meet again. Say hi to Oz and Great grand pop for me. I know last year at the beach we didn’t win the lottery and power ball but I did win because I got to know and have the greatest time with the best grandfather ever.Thanks for your support through the years and I will carry on your legendary legacy forever. Good bye Pop old friend may you rest easy🤍❤️💙
Marie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
he was a delight to know. sweet person
Rex and I had so many great times together. Not only at work but everywhere we were. Playing golf,shuffleboard, darts, pool or any thing else we did. He loved to tells jokes and take a 15 second joke and somehow turn it into a 3 minute one. Rex was not only my friend but my brother. I am going to miss my friend but I will tell stories about him for the rest of my time on this earth. I will see him again one day. RIP MY BROTHER
Marie & Family, I am absolutely heart-broken at your loss. We have so many great memories with Rex and his one-in-a-million personality; he was VERY loved by everyone he encountered! His loss will truly be felt for a long time to come!
Never met a person so nice from first time meeting him great person