Tuesday, June 3, 2003


Marvin Aronoff, family physician

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

WYOMING - Marvin Aronoff practiced family medicine in Groesbeck for 30 years. A world traveler and amateur photographer, he had a talent for photographing people.

Examples of his work can be seen at Jewish Hospital and Cedar Village Retirement Home in Mason. The Zanesville Art Museum bought one of his pictures for its collection after an exhibit of his photographs.

Dr. Aronoff died Sunday from complications of a brain tumor at Cedar Village. The Wyoming resident was 73.

"He really was a wonderful amateur photographer," said his wife, Judith. "He took pictures of his travels in Israel and once photographed a priest at the Vatican in Rome. He presented the resulting picture to the priest at the old Providence Hospital.''

A native of South River, N.J., Dr. Aronoff earned a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in biochemistry, both from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

After earning a medical degree from Utrecht University in Holland, he served an internship and a one-year residency at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati. His second year of residency was spent at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

From 1961 to 1963, Dr. Aronoff was an Army captain stationed in Fort Irwin, Calif.

He retired from his practice 10 years ago.

Besides photography and travel, he enjoyed listening to the symphony at Music Hall and fishing in Key Largo, Fla.

Dr. Aronoff was a member of Adath Israel congregation in Amberley Village.

In addition to Judith, his wife of 43 years, survivors include a daughter, Debra Aronoff of Wyoming; two sons, Michael of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Daniel of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Shirley Lund of Margate, Fla.; and two granddaughters.

Visitation is 11 a.m. today at Weil Funeral Home, 8350 Cornell Road, Symmes Township, followed by the service at noon.Burial is at Adath Israel Cemetery.

Memorials: Adath Israel Synagogue, 3201 E. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati 45236; Cedar Village Retirement Home, 5467 Cedar Village Drive, Mason, Ohio 45040; or a charity of the donor's choice.

E-mail rgoodman@enquirer.com

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