Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Dr. Aaron L. Brody

    Aharon ben Nasson

  • AGE

    90

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Monday, July 26, 2021 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Wednesday, July 28, 2021

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    11:00 AM

  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    Shiva will be held at the home of Robyn Brody. The family invites you to come in person and share in a celebration of Aaron's life anytime between 3 - 8 pm ET on Wednesday (7/28) and Thursday (7/29).

    A virtual shiva in celebration of Aaron's life will be hosted from 8 - 9pm ET on Wednesday (7/28) and Thursday (7/29).

    Click HERE to join the shiva.

    Meeting ID: 940 5979 7284

    Passcode: Brody

    4710 Trevino Circle, Duluth, GA 30096

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  • OBITUARY

    The funeral will be livestreamed via Zoom. Click HERE to view the funeral live.

    Meeting ID: 816 0706 6427
    Passcode: 183145

    We regret to announce the passing of Dr. Aaron L Brody, 90, of Peachtree Corners, GA on July 26, 2021. Aaron passed away peacefully with family at his side.

    Aaron is survived by his three sons, Stephen, Glen, Robyn, their spouses Susan and Sharon, and his six grandchildren Michelle, Derek, Camryn, Skyler, Natalia and Pierce. Aaron was predeceased by his wife Carolyn in April 2021.

    Aaron was born on August 23, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts and lived in New England, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1951 and earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 1957. He became a world-renowned scientist in the field of food packaging technology as his career took him to Raytheon, Birdseye, Whirlpool, M&M Mars, Arthur D. Little, Mead Packaging and Container Corporation of America. He subsequently transitioned to the world of independent consulting and also became a professor and lecturer at multiple universities including the University of Georgia.

    Dr. Brody held numerous patents, authored dozens of books and articles on food packaging and food technology, and received multiple awards during his lifetime. He was named Packaging Man of the Year in 1985. Dr. Brody received the highest industry award, the Riester-Davis Award for Lifetime Achievement in Food Packaging from The Institute of Food Technologists' Food Packaging Division; this award was later renamed the Riester-Davis-Brody Award. He was the first recipient of the Institute of Food Technologists' Industrial Scientist Award. In 1995, Dr. Brody was inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame, and in 2000 he was awarded the Nicholas Appert Award by the Institute of Food Technologists in recognition of his lifetime contributions.

    The Michigan State University School of Packaging established the annual Aaron and Carolyn Brody Distinguished Lecture in Food Packaging endowment in recognition of his significant impact on the science of food packaging.

    The family requests contributions in Aaron's memory be made to the Alzheimer's Association, the MIT General Fund, or the Aaron and Carolyn Brody Distinguished Lecture in Food Packaging endowment at Michigan State University. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28th at Dressler's Chapel, 3734 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30341 followed by a procession to Arlington Memorial Park. The funeral will also be livestreamed. Please visit www.dresslerjewishfunerals.com for the link and to sign the online guestbook. Dressler's, 770-451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

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  • Fanbin Kong

    Dr. Aaron Brody was teaching a Food Packaging course at UGA when I joined the department as a new professor. Later I taught the course. Dr. Brody had helped me tremendously. He shared with me the teaching materials, and helped me organize field trips, and connect with industry personals. He sent me his book and I still have it in my office. He is truly knowledgeable and inspirational to the next generation of food professionals. His passing is a huge loss to the world of food science and food packaging. He will never be forgotten.

    July 29, 2021 , 09:36 PM


  • Robert Dixon (Dick) Phillips

    We at UGA Griffin, especially those who benefitted from Aaron's wise counsel as we organized the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center, will remember him with respect and fondness.

    July 29, 2021 , 09:22 PM


  • Sherry Dunn

    Dr. Aaron Brody’s passing leaves a vacuum in the world of Food Science that will not soon be filled. Those of us who had Dr. Brody as a professor were indeed privileged. Please accept deepest sympathies.

    July 29, 2021 , 04:52 PM


  • Michael Johnston

    Dr. Brody was a huge inspiration to us food scientist that were fortunate enough to have him as a teacher. He indeed leaves a huge legacy in his students and the many things he created! My sincerest sympathies, Michael Johnston

    July 29, 2021 , 03:10 PM


  • Peter M. Salmon

    Dear Brody Family, I am greatly saddened to learn of Aaron’s passing and I am sorry for your loss. He was a great man, a legend in the world of packaging science & technology and especially the field of modified atmosphere packaging. He was a true leader and will be long remembered for his many contributions. Personally I will remember him fondly as someone who was always available to the younger scientists and ready to answer questions or offer advice.

    July 27, 2021 , 07:57 PM


  • Ziynet Boz

    Dr. Brody was an inspiration to all of us new researchers in the packaging field. I am so sorry for your loss. His legacy will continue to impact the new generation of the food packaging professionals. Sincerely, Ziynet

    July 27, 2021 , 04:49 PM


  • Sharon O\'Flaherty

    Robyn: My thoughts are with you and your family today and tomorrow. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

    July 27, 2021 , 02:18 PM


  • Matt Daum

    On behalf of the the MSU School of Packaging, please accept my deepest sympathies. The School will be forever grateful for your contributions and impact to our students, faculty and staff.

    July 27, 2021 , 11:44 AM


  • Claire Koelsch Sand

    When I think of Aaron, I think of the wisdom he had in food packaging, and the pure joy he had in telling me about what really mattered - his wife, kids, and grandchildren - to him. This taught me a lot. The Food packaging world was lucky to share him with you. Rest in peace, Aaron.

    July 27, 2021 , 12:29 AM


  • Claire Koelsch Sand

    Ah Aaron

    July 27, 2021 , 12:22 AM


  • Bruce Harte

    Aaron was a brilliant man whose contributions to the science and technology of Food Packaging know no equal. His love for students was beautiful to witness. Aaron was inspirational to myself and many others of my and other generations. Today people all over the world owe much to Aaron Brody for the positive impact he had on their and their children’s quality of life. May you Rest In Peace.

    July 26, 2021 , 11:25 PM


  • Rick Samuels

    Robyn, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn.

    July 26, 2021 , 08:02 PM


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