Robert Aresty, 79, of Princeton died March 21, 2020. He was born in Chicago and grew up in Trenton.
Mr. Aresty was the founder and president of Solar Energy Corp., known as Solec, a manufacturer of energy-efficient building materials based in Ewing. Active in national solar energy organizations, he was a passionate advocate for energy efficiency.
He was a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he endowed the Aresty Scholars program to provide financial support for undergraduates and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.
Among his many interests, he enjoyed spending time on his boat in Loveladies on the Jersey shore, driving Corvettes, skiing, and attending the opera.
He is survived by his partner, Aleta Wolfe of Garrison, N.Y., and her daughter, Sophia Ryzy-Ryski; a sister, Jane Silverman of Princeton; a nephew, Jake Silverman of New York; two nieces, Rachel Robinson of Austin, Texas, and Sarah Blaugrund of Alford, Mass.; and seven grand-nieces and -nephews.
Private services were held with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. A memorial service will be planned for a later date.