Aaron Rocco Podeszwa Sr., Age 59, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 29, 2019, at Gwinnett Medical in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He was born March 13, 1960, in Newark, New Jersey to Peter and Bridgette Podeszwa. Aaron worked as a Chef for most of his life. His delicious meals won him many awards and he was honored to feed many celebrities. Tens of thousands of people had the opportunity to enjoy his food through the restaurants he worked at and the restaurants he owned.  His passion for food made him friends far and wide. His uncanny ability to strike up a conversation with anyone will leave his memory on the world. The only thing he loved more than food and conversation was his wife and family. He is survived by his wife, Denise; three sons, Aaron Rocco Jr., Nikola, and Giancarlo; two daughter-in-laws, Courtney and Anette; two grandchildren, Aaron Rocco III and Tia Bella. Family, friends, and others whose lives Aaron touched, are welcome to join us at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 from 5pm-8pm with prayer and eulogy at 7pm. Mass will be held on August 9th, 2019 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 319 Grayson Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 at 11am. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. (770)277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. I was privileged to meet Aaron and his family on the day God called him home. Thanks be to God for all the joy he brought to his loved ones and to all whom he encountered during his lifetime. Thank you, Aaron, for welcoming me into your final hours.

    Rev. Mark Thomas,
    St. Lawrence Catholic Church

  2. Aaron you will be greatly missed. Both for your delicious food and your kindness as a person. God has welcomed you home. I love you and will miss you.

  3. I am truly saddened with your family. I always enjoyed being with you, it is a blessing that I was able to be a true friend to you, love you Rocco!

  4. I am truly saddened by your passing, and I have been blessed that you could call me a true friend, and me you! Your time to REST in Peace. Love you, Rocco!

  5. RIP my brother. Wishing your family peace. Someday, I’ll see you on the other side and let’s see again how many of us can fit on that Vespa scooter from my house down to O’Neill’s. You’ll be missed.

  6. All the boys in Budd Lake are said to hear of Aaron’s passing.So sorry for your loss Denise and family. He was a great friend !

  7. Deepest condolences to your family. Our prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
    God bless and keep you all.

  8. I had the pleasure meeting Aaron a while back taking a health care/co-worker to meet him, so he could take her home. We talked a bit and he asked me who again do I know that you know, I said Thomas Doman is my nephew he said oh you mean Tripp and laughed they were in New York and he showed me pics and said now your family, how sweet. When I saw the news on FB I was shocked cause I told Thomas He never looked sick he looked healthy. R.I.P Love and prayers to all the family…
    Denise if you need anything don’t hesitate to call or text me, love and prayers to you.

  9. Aaron, we will miss you so much!
    We’ve never met anyone who opened his arms and treated us as much like family.
    Your spirit was always full of joy, kindness
    and adventure. Your love of life and love of your family was inspiring.
    We will remember! .

  10. Aaron, we will miss you so much!
    We’ve never met anyone that opened his arms and treated us as much like family.
    Your spirit was always full of joy, kindness, and adventure. Your love of life and love of your family is inspiring.
    We will remember!

  11. Aaron-We miss you so much already.
    You brought so much joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you, and I’m so thankful that I was able to meet you.
    Thank you Aaron for being such a great
    Father-in-law to Anette.
    You will always have a special place in my heart.
    Love you-Margie & little Albert

  12. Pop, watch over us we all love you so much. You were the best father I could have asked for . I love you Geeter
    Moose and Kellen

  13. I miss all the times when we would go to the bar down the street from my house. No one could down the like you. Rest easy champ and hopefully ill see u up there soon. (unless i don’t)

  14. You are in our prayers,Denise…so sad when we saw this!! Heaven is very lucky,indeed…think of you often…
    God bless you,your boys and their families
    And God bless Aaron…I think of you both every time I use the little bowls you gave me…

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