Memoriam & In Tribute
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An Irrepressible Professor, Dies at 78 (continued)
was a teacher at heart,” said former student Marlene Lachman L’70,
who is now a judge on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. “He
really wanted students to learn.” In fact, Lachman said, he continued
to mentor young lawyers at Philadelphia-based Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius
after he retired from Penn in 1986.
Aronstein, also a partner at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll in
Philadelphia, was a member of the American Law Institute and the American
Bar Association, where he was the reporter for the Committee on Stock
Certificates and the chair of the Subcommittee on Investment Securities.
In addition, he was a member of the Permanent Editorial Board of the Uniform
Commercial Code and its counsel from 1980 to 1987. In that capacity, he
was principal author of revisions to Article X of the Uniform Commercial
Code governing uncertificated securities.
Aside from law, Aronstein was an accomplished pianist who often played
at law school events and a master at crossword puzzles. His wife, Sally,
died in 2000.
Aronstein is survived by daughter Katherine Porter; sons David and James;
six grandsons; daughter-in-law Patricia Aronstein; and son-in-law William
Porter. Contributions in Aronstein’s memory can be made to the University
of Pennsylvania Law School. A memorial service was be held at the law
school on May 24.