Aran Bellock Obituary, Death – Aran Bellock, who was both my best friend and my brother, passed away last week. Experiencing loss and working through this tragedy is obviously a terrible journey, but I want to express my profound gratitude to everyone who has contacted out to express their love and support. I am grateful to each and every one of you from the very bottom of my heart. We first became friends in high school at Long Beach Poly in 1991, where we both attended, and our friendship has lasted for more than three decades.
He wasn’t simply a buddy; he was also my brother and a member of the family. He was all three. You should know that whenever I was joking about with Aran, I would refer to him as “my bad influence,” but the truth is that he was always “MY BEST INFLUENCE.” Standing next to him has allowed me to participate in many of the most formative experiences of my life. The depth of his affection for his friends, combined with the care and compassion he showed for them, was unparalleled. He had a kind and generous spirit, and he would go to any lengths for his loved ones and friends.
Aran placed a high value on the relationships he had with his friends, and as a result, we have all been inspired to become better people. I’ve always been envious of his ability to bring people together, and he possessed that gift in plenty. He was always aware of the appropriate time to call his pals to check in and to express his affection for all of us. Because he had a large number of friends, I never really understood how he was able to be so successful at doing that. When we were roommates for the second time, that’s when I finally understood what was going on. I recall stepping into his room one day and saw a calendar hanging on the wall, and practically all of the dates on the calendar had initials next to them.
I inquired as to what they were, and after a brief pause, he said that they were the initials of all of his friends and a reminder of who I ought to keep in contact with. That was the level of significance that he placed on his friendships. As you can see, Aran did not grow up in a household with many other people. The majority of the time, it was just him, his lovely mother Justine, and his buddies. If your initials appeared on the calendar, it meant that Aran loved you very much and that you were a member of his family. His pals were like his family to him.