AUFDERHEIDE Edward Harold Aufderheide, age 65, passed on November 9, 2012 following a courageous battle with a brain lesion. Born in 1947, he graduated from West High School in Columbus, OH before marrying his high school sweetheart Judith Eileen Martin of Hilliard, OH, now wife of 46 years. He graduated from The Ohio State University and entered the United States Air Force spending 24 years flying helicopters, airplanes and leading the Flight Simulator program before retiring to work with Arinc and Alion Scientific in Annapolis, MD. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a 13 year member of The Annapolis HOG Chapter in Annapolis, MD, and a member of the Baltimore N-Scale Model Railroad Club. He is survived by his wife, Judith Eileen Aufderheide; daughter, Stacey (Mike) Selby; son, EJ (Kathryn) Aufderheide; grandchildren, Lucas Selby, JD Aufderheide, Hudson Aufderheide; mother, Alice Allen (preceded by Richard); siblings, Ron (Debbie) Aufderheide, Kathy (Dan) Donovan, Darren (Diana) Allen, Bonnie (Pat) Bizzaro, Connie (Martin) Burk, Karen Allen; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ed was loved by everyone, always had an opinion or joke to share, he enjoyed watching movies and spending time with his family and friends. Friends and relatives may pay a final visit from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 14 at the TIDD FUENRAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026. A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 15 to be followed by the burial at Sunset Cemetery on West Broad Street. www.tiddfuneralservice.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 13, 2012