Aaron Kaye


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Aaron Kaye (AK) on March 4, 2022, in La Jolla, Calif., after an unexpected and brief health battle. He was 45 years young.

Anyone who was lucky enough to have known this magical human undoubtedly has amazing stories about him – many of them far too colorful to be shared in an Eastern Shore Post obituary. If you didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Aaron, here’s the gist of it: If you were to wrap fun and laughs and loyalty into a single package, he is exactly what you’d end up with. Among all things, he lived to laugh.

Aaron was born in La Jolla on Feb. 26, 1977, and raised in southern California until his family relocated to the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 1988. He made many life-long friends on the Shore and enjoyed everything the majestic landscape had to offer in his time there.

After graduation from Northampton High School in 1995, he briefly attended Radford University before returning to Southern California, where he made his home serving cocktails to the masses and accruing a following of loyal bar patrons, thanks in part to his behind-the-bar antics including high kicks, splits, heavy pours, and endless laughs.

Aaron leaves behind hundreds of broken-hearted family and friends across the country. He is survived by the love of his life, Catherine Matthews; his mother, Fawn Kaye; father, James Kaye; stepmother, Mary Kaye; sisters, Elena Kaye and Kerry Pierce; brother-in-law, Martin Pierce; niece, Holland; and nephews, Keefer and Daniel.

Although it hurts to say goodbye, he will stay young in our hearts and minds forever.

Fly high, sweet Aaron. We love you!

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