The Life of Maj. Aron R. Horiel USA.Ret
Aron Richard Horiel, age 46, a cherished son, brother, husband, father, and friend, who devoted his life to those around him, died from natural causes on Thursday, February 16th, 2023. Born and raised in Drexel Hill, he was a graduate of Upper Darby High School, class of ’94. Aron served in the United States military for 27 years. He began his military service as a Private First Class in the Marine Corps in 1995, and he retired from the military in February 2021, as a US Army Special Forces Major. After retiring from the military, Aron worked as a Defense Operations Consultant, specializing in providing humanitarian support and stability operations to communities around the world.
Aron is survived by his mother Joan, his father Robert, his brother Bob from Drexel Hill, his wife Sherri, and their son Brandon.
A man of character, determination, dedication, and loyalty, Aron lived his life with honor, integrity, compassion and an unwavering devotion to his family, friends, and the nation. Aron served as a role model and mentor for those around him.
He loved to play games, read history books, practice martial arts, play devil's advocate, shoot guns, travel, camp, hike, smoke cigars, and drink bourbon. He was an inspiration to us all and his memory, undiminished by his unexpected passing, will echo infinitely in the lives of everyone who loved him and in turn were loved by him.
A Memorial service will be held for Aron at Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington 2900 State Road, Drexel Hill at 11:30 am on March 16, 2023. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Green Beret Foundation or a non-profit organization of your choice, in Aron's honor.
"A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." ~John Stuart Mill
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