It is with a heavy heart that Amberley Village shares with the rest of the community the passing of Councilmember Ed Hattenbach.

Elected in 2009, Mr. Hattenbach was serving his sixth term on Council, where he chaired both the Finance and the Investments Committees.  He also served on the Public Buildings & Parks and the Streets, Public Utilities & Sewers Committees, and was an active member of the Environmental Stewardship Committee.

A native Cincinnatian, Mr. Hattenbach moved to Amberley Village with his wife, Shelley, in 1994.  He is survived by Shelley, two children and three grandsons, and his aunt, long-time Village resident Charlotte Hattenbach.

A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Hattenbach held practice for over 26 years in Anderson Township, where he had been an officer and board member of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as other business and civic organizations.

Ed was a past president of B’nai Brith and Adath Israel Men’s Club, and graduated from Woodward High School.  He earned his BBA from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier University, and was a Vietnam veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.

Ed is remembered for his broad smile and clean jokes, as well as his warmth and generosity with staff and members of the community.  An old-fashioned campaigner, Ed believed in knocking on doors and meeting his neighbors – a trait he carried into his public service.

All of us at Amberley Village will sincerely miss Ed’s presence on Council and in our community, and wish to extend our condolences to his family and friends.  May he rest in peace knowing he gave so much of himself to the betterment of our community, and that the legacy of his generous public service will carry forward for generations to come.

There will be a Shiva minyan over Zoom this Monday, January 18, at 7:30 PM. All are welcome to join:
Meeting ID: 826 1925 3716
Passcode: 384432