Dr. P.G. Aaron

April 8, 1933 ~ March 25, 2020 (age 86)


Dr. P.G. Aaron, 86, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday March 25, 2020 in Union Hospital. He was a member of World Gospel Church in Terre Haute. He was born in South India, on April 8, 1933, and immigrated to the USA in 1969. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1965. Aaron obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biology from Madras University, India. He was professor of Educational and School Psychology at Indiana State University from 1969 until 2010. Dr. Aaron was a recipient of the Fulbright and Smith-Mundt fellowships, and in 1980, he received the prestigious Albert Harris Award for his research on reading disabilities, from the International Reading Association. Dr. Aaron dedicated his life to teaching his students at I.S.U. how to teach, and spent decades researching reading disorders with a special emphasis on Dyslexia. He edited and wrote several books on the subject, including Dyslexia and Hyperlexia (1989). Aaron lived in Terre Haute since 1969, and was active in the community contributing to Happiness Bag Center. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mrs. Shanthi Aaron, his son Sunder Aaron, daughter, son-in-law Vasantha Aaron (Sean Gussick) and two grand-daughters. Graveside services are Friday, March 27, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with pastor Alfy Austin officiating. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to Happiness Bag Inc., 3833 Union Road, Terre Haute, IN 47802. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Graveside Service
March 27, 2020

1:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

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