The California Correctional Center (CCC) was notified that retired employee, Mark Aronson passed away on Jan. 9.

Mr. Aronson died after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He started his career on Dec. 21, 1983, assigned to CCC as a correctional officer.

In his career, he worked a variety of jobs as an officer before promoting to Correctional Counselor I on Sept. 1, 1996.

Mr. Aronson retired as a Correctional Counselor I on Dec. 10, 2007, with 24 years of state service.

He is survived by his son, Correctional Sgt. S. Aronson. Our deepest condolences go out to the Aronson family during this difficult time.