Gertrude Kelberman Aron


Aron, Gertrude Kelberman, 94, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at Kent Hospital, in Warwick. Born in Poland, a daughter of the late Abraham and Rose (Graf) Kelberman, she had lived in Warwick for 67 years, previously living in New York City, specifically in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Gertrude had an excellent sense of style working as a sales consultant at Filene’s and Macy’s. She was known for her beauty inside and out. She was a member and founder of the former Temple Beth Am.

She was married to the love of her life, the late Simon Aron. Beloved mother of Sheryl Downey, Laurie Willett and her husband, Warren, and Cindy Aron-Hoover, all of Warwick. Dear sister of Faye Cameron of Los Angeles, CA and the late Marcia Wolf. Cherished grandmother of Shane, Spencer, Zackary, and Rachel.

She enjoyed playing Mahjong with her friends and family. She loved to cook and everyone raved about her great meals.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Due to Covid, Shiva will be private.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, January 13, 2020.

Please click here to view a recording of the service.




  1. Ronna
    Jan 13, 2021

    My beloved Auntie Gert❤️ I have always adored you and am so sad that I will never see your beautiful smile again

  2. Marvin Wasser
    Jan 13, 2021

    I always had warm feelings for all my “aunties”, but an extra special connection to my GODMOTHER AUNTIE GERTIE❤️. Zichronah Livracha ( may her memory be for a blessing). Condolences to my cousins Sheryl, Laurie, and Cindy, and their families. Marvin

  3. Kaylee Bourque
    Jan 13, 2021

    Love you grandma Gert ❤ even though you weren’t my actual grandmother, I looked to you as one. In the past several years we have shared alot memories that I will cherish forever. You were such a sweet lady and incredible Grammy to Shane Hoover. We sure will miss you alot

  4. Ann Messier
    Jan 13, 2021

    Sheryl, Laurie and Cindy – I am so sorry for your loss. Auntie Gert was so kind and always had a smile on her face. She will be missed.

  5. Tara Schaffer
    Jan 13, 2021

    I always loved seeing Aunt Gert when we visited Bella. She was such a beautiful person inside and out! I will miss her so much.

  6. Neil Silverman
    Jan 13, 2021

    To Sheryl, Laurie and Cindy,

    Ann and I send our deepest condolences. Your Mom was a wonderful woman and she will be missed.

  7. Cheryl Alkins
    Jan 14, 2021

    My mom Sylvia and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom.

  8. Rhoda Strauss
    Jan 14, 2021

    I am so sorry for your loss. Gert was a beautiful lady. I will miss her.

  9. Barbara Spillane
    Jan 14, 2021

    Dear Sheryl, Laurie, and Cindy,
    I was saddened to learn of Gert’s death. Your mom was a beautiful, loving woman. My deepest sympathy to you and your families.
    Barbara Spillane

  10. Yossi Laufer
    Jan 15, 2021

    We are all very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother of Blessed Memory. May the Almighty comfort you in the midst of the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    Gertrude Aron was a long time friend and a very kind person. A real Yiddishe neshama. She will surely be missed.

    May it be G-d’ s will that her family know no more pain and distress. May they find true comfort and solace in those eternal goals and ideals that she stood for realizing them in our life so that she can look down from Heaven and derive lots of Yiddish nachas from her family for generations to come.

    Yossi Laufer, Warwick

  11. Bruce Wasser
    Jan 15, 2021

    Cindy, Laurie & Sheryl
    Spencer, Rachel, Zach & Shane
    We are very sorry for your loss of our Auntie Gertie. She, with Uncle Sippy, will be right next to my parents, Ed & Evelyn Wasser for eternity. I will visit your parents/grandparents every time I visit my parents. I wish I could have been with you at the graveside but the video helped. Rabbi Ethan did a great job.
    Paula & Bruce Wasser

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