Aaron was born October 21, 1976 in Cheshire, Connecticut to David and Heather (Knott) Oberlander. At 12-years-old, he began volunteering at the Veteran Memorial Medical Center. He had amassed 600 hours by 1993 and earned the Adeline Amy Ryan Award as outstanding teen volunteer. He attended Cheshire High School, participated in Cross-Country and a computer club, and graduated in 1995.
While attending high school, he worked for Mr. B’s Pizza in Cheshire. During the summers of 1991 and 1992, he worked as a counselor at Camp Laurelwood in Woodbridge, Connecticut. After graduation, he took a position in the kitchen at Holiday Hill and then moved to Cincinnati to attend college. He attended the University of Cincinnati for three years until 2001, while working for the university, DuBois Book Store, and Pomodoro’s Pizza.
Aaron joined the Ohio National Guard during June 1999 and took basic training at Fort Knox until November 1999. He was activated during June 2002 as a Specialist/E-4 and dispatched to Nicaragua in a security unit for engineering units until March 2002. Then, during June 2004, he was activated again and was assigned as a Scout in Kosovo. Sergeant Oberlander was honorably discharged on June 14, 2005.
Between and after deployments, Sergeant Oberlander worked for landscaping companies.
Aaron joined the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office on July 14, 2005 as a Corrections Officer. Between 2005 and 2013, Officer Oberlander had seven Division-Level Commendations. On November 7, 2013, he was promoted to Corrections Sergeant. Over the years, his annual performance evaluations were effusive about his benefits to the units in which he worked and as a model of efficiency and effectiveness.
Sergeant Oberlander died suddenly on April 21, 2023. He was 46.
Sergeant Oberlander is survived by his wife, Kim (Bernard) Oberlander; children, Cameron Oberlander, Lilly Oberlander, and Hannah Reynolds; siblings, Andrea Oberlander and Alan Oberlander; father-in-law, Don (Irene) Bernard; and sisters-in-law, Amy (Brian) Borcherding and Lynn (Randy) Supe.
A gathering of family and friends will be held 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at the Eden Chapel United Methodist Church at 150 Dahlia Avenue in Saylor Park. Military honors will follow at 6:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Cincinnati Dental Society’s Oral Health Foundation.
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