Sanford M. Aronovic, 89, of Princeton died Feb. 21, 2016. Born in Brooklyn, he was raised in Manhattan, eventually settling in Princeton in 1965.
Dr. Aronovic worked at Lederle Labs in New York; American Cyanamid in Stanford, Conn.; Maumee Chemical in Ohio; and Union Camp and Thiokol Chemical in New Jersey.
He graduated from New York City’s Stuyvesant High School at the age of 15 and from Columbia University’s School of Pharmacy by 19. He earned his PhD in chemistry from University of Wisconsin, Madison.
He served in the U.S. Air Force at the end of World War II.
He was an active member of The Jewish Center of Princeton. He was an active member of CWW, Community Without Walls, for seniors in Princeton, and went to the gym three days a week.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gilda; two sons, Dan and Asher; his daughter, Diane; and five granddaughters.
Private services were held.