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a decade and was a favorite of the mechanical engineering students privileged to study under his direction. “He loved teaching,” Ruth Cohen said. “The young people were just so interesting for him to work with, and he just took to teaching like a duck takes to water.” One of Aaron’s proudest moments came in January 2010, when Texas A&M President Bowen Loftin and many friends and family came to his home to witness President Loftin confer on Aaron the doctor of letters degree, a rare and most meaningful honor to crown his career.

Following his death on February 25, 2010, in College Station, Aaron was buried in San Antonio. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; children Nancy, David, and Daniel; and nine grandchildren. The Aaron Cohen Engineering Scholarship has been established at Texas A&M in his honor.

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