Obituary : Daniel J. Aronie
Daniel Jonas Aronie, 38, died at 1:24 am on January 29, on the full moon, the brightest of the year.
Dan got diabetes at nine months old and was diagnosed with MS at 22. He left Bard College after two years and graduated from motorcycle mechanic school. He worked for Hartford Harley until he could no longer hold tools in his tremoring hands. He came to the Vineyard, his childhood summer home, to live out the rest of his journey in Vineyard Haven in his own house where he was cared for by a series of generous caregivers who loved and attended him.
He leaves his mother, Nancy Slonim Aronie, his father Joel Aronie, his brother Joshua, his grandmother Asna Aronie, his aunt Frances Curtis Barnhart, his uncles Alan Martin, Steven Aronie, and Ron Curtis, his beloved cousins, his close girlfriend Sarah Elizabeth Hull, his dear friend Gerald Blake Storrow, and his loving caregivers Alison Bartlett and Michael Ferrone.
There will be a celebration of Dan's life in the spring on Menemsha Beach. Donations can be made to: You've Got A Friend Foundation, P.O. Box 1317 West Tisbury, MA 02575.