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Aron Richard Horiel
August 24, 1976 ~ February 16, 2023 (age 46) 46 Years Old
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Aron Richard Horiel, age 46, a cherished son, brother, husband, father, and friend, who devoted his life to those around him, died from natural causes on Thursday, February 16th, 2023. Aron served in the United States military for 27 years. He began his military service as a Private First Class in the Marine Corps in 1995, and he retired from the military in February 2021, as a US Army Special Forces Major. After retiring from the military, Aron worked as a Defense Operations Consultant, specializing in providing humanitarian support and stability operations to communities around the world.
Aron is survived by his mother Joan, his father Robert, his brother Bob, his wife Sherri, and their son Brandon.
Aron was a man of character, determination, dedication, and loyalty. He lived his life with honor, integrity, compassion and an unwavering devotion to his family, friends, and the nation. Aron served as a role model and mentor for those around him. He loved to play games, read history books, practice martial arts, play devil’s advocate, shoot guns, travel, camp, hike, smoke cigars, and drink bourbon. He was an inspiration to us all and his memory, undiminished by his unexpected passing, will echo infinitely in the lives of everyone who loved him and in turn were loved by him.
A funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held for Aron at Haven of Rest, in Gig Harbor, WA on February 26th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Green Beret Foundation or a non-profit organization of your choice, in Aron’s honor.
“A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” ~John Stuart Mill