Charles Jerome Oblinger

September 12, 1933December 16, 2018

OBLINGER Charles J. “Charlie” 85 of Clayton, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Dayton, Sunday, December 16, 2018. He was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa Frye, sister Rita Wetzel. Charlie leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 39 years Annette; children Linda Sluder, Michael (Soraya) Oblinger, Michelle Oblinger, Jeffrey Sr. (Kim) Oblinger, Theresa (Charles) Vandersluijs, Michael Bonkowski, and Melea (Joel) Butcher, brother Dan (Carolyn) Oblinger. Also surviving are grandchildren Joshua, Jeremy and Nicholas Sluder, Shaundra Fyre, Robert Frye, Jeffrey Oblinger Jr., Benjamin (Maria) Oblinger, Derek (Stacy) Vandersluijs, Alex (Paige) Vandersluijs and Gretchen (Patrick) Vandersluijs-Wolfe; numerous great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and very good family friend for many years Dan Seibert. Woodworking was his favorite pastime and he found great joy in loving and caring for the family dachshunds. Charlie received his B.S. in Chemistry from Xavier University and worked as a Staff Engineer and private contractor at WPAFB for many years. He also had numerous scientific publications throughout his career. We will miss his dry sense of humor. Charlie’s family will receive friends at a graveside service 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 27, 2018 at FOREST HILLS MEMORIAL GARDENS, 11890 North Dixie Drive, Tipp City, Ohio 45371. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Charlie may be made to: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton or Lewy Body Dementia Association. Arrangements entrusted to TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME ENGLEWOOD CHAPEL. Messages of support and complete obituary may be found at:


  • Graveside Service Thursday, December 27, 2018

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Melea But her

December 26, 2018

Charlie, you were the best step father any daughter could ask for. You had compassion, patience, knowledge and unconditional love. We would have so much fun on April Fools day. Thank you for all your sacrifices. Will miss you.

Jeff Oblinger Sr

December 23, 2018

Dad you have taught me so many things over the years like woodworking , use of many tools but most of all you taught me how to be a man. I will miss you so much you will always be in my heart. i know you will always be looking down on me.

Linda Sludee

December 22, 2018

I have so many great memories with dad. When I visited on Saturday before he passed, I said"I love you dad, I am the eldest" Everytime I would give him a card I signed it that way. He said for me to write that down. He was aware for a moment and I had written that phrase down and showed it to him. He smiled. I will always remember the times when I was younger and visited every weekend. I will miss you so much.

Lisa Lengerich

December 22, 2018

I had the honor of meeting and coaching Charlie through our Rock Steady Boxing Program at the Kleptz YMCA in Englewood, OH. Charlie was definitely one of a kind. Even though he spoke softly, what he had to say stayed with all of us. He worked hard and made our classes fun. I will miss you Charlie. You will always have a special place in my heart.

Cindy Morand

December 22, 2018

Mr Oblinger, that's how I remember him. Father of a family who will always hold a special place in my heart. He was a quiet, gentle man as I remember. He usually made me laugh or smile. Unfortunately the last time I saw him was at his daughter Lisa's funeral. But he still remembered us Ivyhill girls. I remember going to Dayton to stay with Linda and her dad's family. Lot's of fun memories. Rest in peace.

Keith Maxwell

December 21, 2018

I had the pleasure of being on the same research team with Charlie for a time. His support and work ethic were invaluable to our project success. We always jokingly claimed that with uni-strut, Charlie could build anything from as small as a bird cage to as large as a space shuttle. His wisdom, wit and calmness when I worked with him, are contributions to my life for which I am belated in thanking him.

Mike Lander

December 21, 2018

Charlie Oblinger helped me in countless ways. He taught me the value of strength and the strength of compassion. No job was ever too big or too small. No person was any more or less important than any another. He gave anything needed, any moment required and every time asked. His humor is legendary. His love and commitment of his family and coworkers is even greater. I am a better person because I had the chance to know him, work with him, and to love him. There are few people I know who gave as much and asked for as little. This world is better because he was here. Those who knew him now have the responsibility to keep his spirit, his work ethic and his values alive. That spirit included consideration, inspiration, accountability, dedication, commitment, determination, compassion, wit, humor, guile, and most importantly love. Charlie taught me these values. I will miss him.

Beverly Redden

December 19, 2018

Just a note to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I love you with all my heart. I am so sorry for your loss and know you will miss your Dad. i hope God will help you thru your grief.

Daniel Seibert

December 19, 2018

A trusted friend throughout most of my life, he will be missed. I learned many things from him, but mostly he gave me confidence. Quick with a witty comeback and occasional sharp tongue, he really cared about people and those close to him. My condolences to his family and especially to Annette for providing care and comfort during a difficult time.

Carolyn White

December 18, 2018

I will miss you at the Rock Steady class at the Kleptz YMCA. I will forever see that twinkle in your eye when you were about to say something funny. You worked really hard for your coaches. It was a joy to know you. May you Rest In Peace.