N. Aaron “Butch” Naboicheck

Inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1984

A native of Hartford, Naboicheck graduated from Weaver High School in 1936, attended Worcester Academy for a year, then graduated from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1941. He enlisted in the military the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed and served 4 years, reaching the rank of captain.

He was a track star at Weaver, running the 100- and 200-yard dashes. At Worcester Academy, he was a member of the 1000-meter relay team that won the race for prep schools at the Eastern Intercollegiate indoor meet. He was captain of the track team at Worcester Tech and was Eastern Intercollegiate champion in the 440-yard run. He was invited to compete in the tryouts for the 1940 Olympic team. While in prep school and college, he was also a letterman on the tennis team and continued playing tennis for many years.

Immediately after the war, he became involved in the work of the Hartford Jewish Federation and served the UJA for Connecticut as a member of the UJA’s national cabinet. He served on the boards of the Jewish Community Center, the Hartford Ballet, the Hartford Symphony, and the Hebrew Home and Hospital. Nationally, he was appointed to the United Nations Business Committee by three presidents. Internationally, he served on the boards of Tel Aviv University and the American University in Jerusalem.