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Services Set for Former LACBA President Roy H. Aaron


By a MetNews Staff Writer


A memorial service for former Los Angeles County Bar Association president and UCLA Foundation Chair Emeritus Roy H. Aaron has been scheduled for May 23.

The 4 p.m. ceremony is set to take place at the Billy Wilder Theater of the Hammer Museum.

Aaron died from the complications of cancer on April 25, at age 82, according to a release from UCLA.

Aaron attended UCLA before graduating from  UC Berkeley in 1951 with a degree in political science. He served in the Air Force before entering USC law school, from which he graduated with honors in 1956.

A Los Angeles resident, Aaron was a partner in the firm of Pacht, Ross, Warns, Bernhard and Sears. After 22 years of law practice, he became a business executive, serving as president and chief officer of Plitt Theater Companies; Showscan Entertainment and Intra-Asia Entertainment Corporation, a firm operating in China. He served on the boards of several other companies.

Aaron served as president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association from 1982-1983. The association presented him its prestigious Shattuck-Price Award in 1996.

In 1993, Aaron entered the fields of mediation and arbitration. He later also became vice-chairman of  the Pasadena office of Janus Associates, a financial consultant firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions.

From 1961, he was also highly active in UCLA philanthropic activities both as donor and leader. He was co-chair of Campaign UCLA, which university officials termed the most successful finding campaign in higher education at its 2006 conclusion.

Rhea Turtletaub, UCLA’s vice chancellor of external affairs, said “Roy’s leadership as board member and past chair was inspired, enlightened, steadfastly passionate and respected by all, far and wide,”

He is survived by his wife, Linda Carpenter Aaron and daughter, Jill T. Aaron.

His family has requested that contributions be made to the Roy Aaron Scholarship Fund in the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture in Aaron’s honor.


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