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Aaron Michael Pinsky

Obituary and memorial service info from the Boston Globe:

PINSKY, Aaron Michael 25, of Carlisle, died Saturday morning February 13, 2010 at home, surrounded by his loving family and his fiancée, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 21, 1984, the beloved son of Lincoln N. and Denise “Peg” (Paquin) Pinsky, he attended the Carlisle schools and was a graduate of Concord Carlisle High School in the Class of 2002.

Aaron had diverse interests and talents. An accomplished musician, he played the French horn as a member of the Concord Carlisle High School Concert Band. He was twice selected to participate in the Northeast Massachusetts District Orchestra, and twice to the All Massachusetts State Orchestra. In addition, Aaron performed at the New England Conservatory where he was a member of the Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble, the Youth Symphony, a wind octet, and the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the premier youth orchestra in Greater Boston. One of the highlights of Aaron’s musical career was his wind octet performance on the NPR radio show “From the Top” in 2001. Aaron was a member of his high school golf team for four years and represented Vesper Country Club in the 2001 Junior Lowell City Tournament. He was also the Co-Host of “Any Given Wednesday,” the most popular program on radio station WIQH at Concord Carlisle High School. Aaron went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Williams College in Williamstown, MA in 2006. An active student at his school, he continued his love of music and the French horn as a member of the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra. Aaron served on the staff of the Williams Record, the school newspaper, as a sports writer and rose to become Sports Editor. In addition, he was the play-by-play announcer for the football and basketball teams for the college radio station WCFM. He had the opportunity to broadcast the Div III Final Fours from Norfolk, VA in 2000. When Williams College narrowly lost in the finals. He also served as a Junior Advisor for first-year students and upon graduation, a Class Agent for the Williams College Alumni Association.

After graduation, Aaron worked as a Market Research Consultant for Marketing and Planning Systems in Waltham. An enthusiastic sports fan of Boston teams, he was especially loyal to the Red Sox and Celtics. More than anything, Aaron was thoughtful, kindhearted, and loving to his family and wide circle of friends. His infectious smile, quick wit, and ironic sense of humor gained him love and affection from many. He faced his illness with bravery and profound inner strength. Besides his parents, Aaron is survived by his sister Rachel A. Pinsky of Somerville; his fiancée Eleanor C. Schmidt of Cambridge; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

At his request, a private burial was held. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service to be held Saturday March 6, 2010 at the First Parish Church, 20 Lexington Road in Concord at 11 AM. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Adult Brain Tumor Research Fund, Center for Neuro-Oncology, SW430D, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115 or Partners Hospice, 281 Winters St., Waltham, MA 02451. E-condolences to odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the O’Donnell Funeral Home – Lowell (978 or 866) 458-8768.