Aaron “Bud” Hirsh Rotman passed away on July 7, 208 at the age of 90. Bud was born in 1928 in Chicago, Illinios to Samuel and Ada (Ginsburg) Rotman. After high school he enlisted in the Navy just after WWII ended. He served in the Pentagon, and after discharge followed his parents to Los Angeles CA. In 1948 he married Sharlene H. Kahn, they had 2 boys, Mark, and Donn. They were separated in marriage by the death of Sharlene in 2017 after 69 years of marriage. Bud taught English and other associated subjects at Venice High School for 30 years (1958 - 1988). Bud retired from teaching in 1988 and took up woodworking making all manner of furniture out of hardwoods, mainly teak. In 2002 Bud moved to Meridian to be near his son Mark who had just arrived after retiring from the service, and his 4 grandchildren. Bud was a voracious reader and accumulated approximately 1000 books and built his own personal library to house them.