ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in loving memory of our Father, Brother, Mentor, Coach and Friend Melvin Carle Aaron.  May his memory live on forever in our hearts.

A Virtual Celebration of Life will be held on January 24, 2021 at 1PM PST. Registration information is as follows;

Melvin aka “Dee” was a father, brother, professor, baseball player and coach, student of the Civil Rights and African liberation movements, and a lover of reggae. An Educator and Administrator for over 40 years, he was a history and political science expert who committed his life to the purpose of revolutionary struggle for all humanity.

Melvin was born on October 25, 1949, in Los Angeles, CA to parents Richard Aaron, Sr. and Bertha Maye Aaron. He graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1967 and attended Hastings College in Nebraska before transferring to UC Santa Barbara. In 1969 he married Janice Marie Smith, and they had four sons during their 11-year union. Melvin played baseball while in college and graduated with a B.A. in History in 1971 and was drafted by the California Angels.

After two years in the Angel’s minor league organization, Melvin left baseball to pursue his career as an educator, obtaining his Master's degree in Political Science. Professor Aaron was an educator at Los Angeles City College for over 20 years and was formerly the LACC Head Baseball Coach.

Melvin encouraged his sons and students to challenge conventional thinking. He taught his sons to question tradition and always think critically. He would frequently say and text to his sons “stay consciously grounded and remain vigilant!”

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Sr.; his mother, Bertha; and brother, Robert Aaron. He leaves to fulfill his legacy six sons, Teahoen (Danielle), Shango, Amilcar (Jameeka), Oginga, Zuriel, and Jaren. Cherishing his memory are his brothers, Richard Jr., Wilmer (Sharon), Donald (Shearl); and his sisters, Ramerius Delores Williams, Takreem Aaron-Lyday (Michael). He leaves a life’s legacy to two granddaughters; Alana and Ariel, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and generations of students
Posted by Carol Kozeracki on January 18, 2021
May God bless Professor Aaron's family and comfort them during this difficult time. With thanks for his dedicated service to LA City College.

Carol Kozeracki
Posted by Paul Phaire on January 17, 2021
May Mr. Aaron rest in eternal glory. My family and I would like to express our deepest condolences. Mr. Aaron and the family will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Paul, Lori, Isaak, Eli Phaire

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Posted by Carol Kozeracki on January 18, 2021
May God bless Professor Aaron's family and comfort them during this difficult time. With thanks for his dedicated service to LA City College.

Carol Kozeracki
Posted by Paul Phaire on January 17, 2021
May Mr. Aaron rest in eternal glory. My family and I would like to express our deepest condolences. Mr. Aaron and the family will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Paul, Lori, Isaak, Eli Phaire
his Life

Early Life

Melvin was born on October 25, 1949 in Los Angeles, CA to parents Richard Aaron, Sr. and Bertha Maye Aaron. 


Siblings

Melvin has 6 Siblings; Brothers, Robert Aaron (deceased), Richard Aaron, Jr., Wilmer Aaron (Sharon), Donald Aaron; Sisters, Ramerius Delores Williams, Takreem Aaron-Lyday (Michael).

High School

Melvin attended Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles California, where he participated in a myriad of activities including playing Baseball and running Track. Melvin was also a member of the Scholarship Society. He graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1967.
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Dancing with Dee

Shared by Team Aaron on January 13, 2021
Almost 8 Years ago to the day, I hit the dance floor with Dee. I thought it would be a simple 2 step with my new Father in Law....and I should have known better. As with so many things, of course Dee could dance....and so we threw our hands in air and let the music guide our steps. Smiles on our faces and in our hearts as we rang in the New Year, on the dance floor at the Ramseys in Toluca Lake, California.
To say that I'll miss him simply does not encompass all the numerous ways in which Dee touched my life. Dee was totally unfazed by my big personality, he encouraged all of my shenanigans. He reminded me to keep people from thinking they had a whole entire fool in their midst...because brilliance is a gift. He was a big part of our lives, he looked at every listing while we looked for houses to buy, helped me pick out paint and furniture for our new home, discussed politics, investing and navigating corporate America, he provided me with wise council, and told jokes that only smart people would get. He made me think deeply and critically about my choices, and he loved me like I was his own.
We really lost a real one, when the Ancestors summoned Dee home...and while there will forever be a place in our hearts that remains a little sad that he is gone... I will be forever grateful for his life.
Cheers To a life well lived. Love you Dee... Jameeka