Aden was born June 4, 1983 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He was raised in Lakemont, and graduated from Altoona Area High School in 2001. As a member of the 125th class of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Aden graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned a diploma in Embalming and an Associate in Specialized Business degree. In 2003, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Specialized Professional Studies – Funeral Service from Point Park University. After the successful completion of his internship in 2004, he received his Pennsylvania Funeral Director and Embalmer license in January of 2005. That same month, Aden enlisted in the United States Army, where he served as a 92M (Mortuary Affairs Specialist). During his enlistment, Aden was called upon to assist with the Hurricane Katrina disaster relief in New Orleans, LA in 2005. He completed a deployment in Iraq from 2006-2007 during the Operation Iraqi Freedom campaign, and later had the privilege of providing Military Honors for America’s fallen at Dover Port Mortuary, DE from 2007-2008. In January of 2009, Sergeant Sorge was Honorably Discharged after four years of Active Duty service. In February of 2009, Aden became a full-time employee of Sorge Funeral Home, Inc. where he’s currently employed, as well as working as an Operator at the Sunset Crematory LLC. In 2017, the Altoona Mirror named Aden as one of its “20 Under 40” in the Blair County area, the criteria for selection of which includes “business success, entrepreneurial spirit, and community service of those who have contributed to the betterment of life in the region.”
Aden is an avid Pittsburgh Penguins hockey fan who also enjoys SCUBA diving, skydiving, Spartan Races, hunting, traveling, and volunteering his time with his fellow Imperials of the 501st Legion – Vader’s Fist, a Star Wars-based costuming organization dedicated to the betterment of local communities through costumed charity and volunteer work across the world.