Obituaries for Mc-Donald-Aeberli Funeral Home Obituary for Raymond J. "Jack" NicklasRaymond J. “Jack” Nicklas, age 85, of Richland Twp., formerly of Middlesex Twp., died Saturday afternoon, August 30, 2014 at St. Barnabas Nursing Home after a brief stay. Born in Butler, PA on April 19, 1929, he was the son of the late Raymond G. and Agnes R. Dodds Nicklas. A 1951 graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, IA, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He met his future wife, Joy in Des Moines. Jack was a Realtor at Agnes R. Nicklas and Associates Realty, which was founded by his mother, the late Agnes R. Nicklas in 1953. He was also co-founding partnet of Nicklas, King & MConahy, an appraisal and accounting firm. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Realtor’s Association and was a four year Director for the Butler County Board of Realtors. He had served for 16 years as a member of the Butler County Development Board. Jack also had served 10 years as the Secretary for the Middlesex Twp. School Authority. He was an 81 year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown. Jack was a Charter Member of the Rich-Mar Rotary Club, where he had served as Secretary/ Treasurer for 1970-72 and as President in 1974. He had served as Rotary District #7280 Governor in 1977 and was a Paul Harris Fellow many times over. He was co-chairman for Rotary’s Polio Plus campaign for the district raising monies to help eradicate polio throughout the world. He served many years on the Butler County AAA Board and was President when Butler AAA merged with AAA of Western Pennsylvania. He then served as a representative on the AAA Board of Western Pennsylvania. Jack had served on the Pennsylvania State Board of the Easter Seals Foundation for two terms as well as the local board of Easter Seals. He received his 50 years of service award as a member of John E. Mair Lodge #729, F. & A.M. in Mars in 2001 and is a member of the Naco Caravan #19, the Gourges Lodge of Perfection, Syria Shrine and the Royal Order of Jester’s Pittsburgh Court #2. An avid golfer, Jack was a 74 year member of the Butler Country Club, where he had two holes-in-one. He also served on the Board of Directors of the West Penn Golf Association, as well as chairman of the caddy scholarship fund for the WPGA. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Joy Fletcher Nicklas, who he married on June 21, 1953, two daughters, Melinda N. Meighan and her husband, Jim of Bradford Woods, and Melanie N. Hynden and her husband, Douglas of Cincinnati, OH and his two grandchildren, Kyle N. Hynden of Cincinnati and First Lt. Richard Hynden, USMC of Corpus Christi, TX. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, 5825 Heckert Rd., Bakerstown, PA 15007 on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Please meet at the church. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Dan Muttart, Rev. Dr. Richard Morledge and Rev. Donn Ed. Burial will be in North Cemetery, Butler, PA. Following the burial, a luncheon will be held at the Butler Country Club to celebrate Jack’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Dr. Chicago, Ill. 60693 or to Hosanna Industries, 109 Rinard Lane, Rochester, PA 15074. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=4fd0340997Obituary for Gerald D. "Pete" McCandlessGerald D. “Pete” McCandless, age 87, of Mars, died Wednesday morning, August 27, 2014, at the Arbors of Valencia Woods. Born in Jackson Twp., PA on August 21, 1927, he was the son of the late Harold and Olive Lutz McCandless. Pete was a Glazier for Glaziers Local 751, working at P.P.G. Industries in Pittsburgh. He was a member of Old Union Presbyterian Church and had served in the United States Navy during W.W. II, and was a life member of Mars V.F.W. Post 7505, a 58 year member of the Evans City American Legion Post 219, and a 56 year member of John E. Mair Lodge 729 F. & A.M. Surviving are two daughters, Paula Condon and her husband, David and Robin Kennedy and her husband, Brian, both of Mars, a daughter-in-law, Veronica McCandless of Shaler Twp., his grandchildren, Ryan McCandless and his wife, Jolene, Jason McCandless and his wife, Nicole, Heather Hieserich and her husband, Tim, Krista Boyd and her husband, Klavin, Matthew Kennedy and his wife, Leandra and Melissa Howells and her husband, Russ, 14 great grandchildren, two sisters, Betty Luntz and her husband, Lee of Houston, TX and Lois Nye of Fombell, a brother, Harold Richard McCandless of Denton, TX, a special friend, Ruth Kennedy Jones of Mars and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn “Pooch” Davidson McCandless, who he married on June 3, 1948 and who died on January 8, 2004, a son, Paul D. McCandless, and a brother, Howard McCandless. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM in Old Union Church, 200 Union Church Rd. Mars, PA 16046, with Rev. Peter deVries, pastor, officiating. A luncheon will follow. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park, Butler, PA. Memorials may be made to Quality E.M.S. 222 Brickyard Rd. Mars, PA 16046 or Old Union Presbyterian Church. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f040340679Obituary for Donald H. WotherspoonDonald H. Wotherspoon, age 50, of Pine Twp., Wexford, died unexpectedly on Thursday morning, August 21, 2014 at his home. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 11, 1963, he was the son of Joan Frances Bowler Wotherspoon and the late Donald L. Wotherspoon. Don was the owner of Wannabe Siding of Wexford. He served in the United States Marine Corps during peacetime and was a member of the Mars V.F.W. Post 7505, where he had served as Chaplain. Surviving are his mother, Joan F. Wotherspoon of Wexford, six sisters, Patricia Wotherspoon of Pittsburgh, Betsy Wotherspoon of Gibsonia, Deirdre Bettinger (Robert) of Pittsburgh, Joan Wotherspoon (Lee Kirkendoll) of Pittsburgh, Ann Scherer (James, Jr.) of Mars and Ellen Barnes of Wexford, also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Blessing Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home, with Rev. Peter Murphy, pastor of St. Alphonsus Church in Wexford, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA. Memorials may be made to the Mars V.F.W. Post 7505, 331 Mars-Valencia Rd. Mars, PA 16046. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1377340165Obituary for John B. "Jack" Campbell, Jr.John B. “Jack” Campbell, Jr., age 79, of Butler, passed away on Sunday, August, 17, 2014, in the comfort of his home after a yearlong battle. Born on September 6, 1934, he was the son of the late John B. and Elizabeth Sherbondy Campbell, Sr. Jack started his working career at Oberg Industries and later was one of the Founders of Penn United Technologies. After retirement, he worked for Kelly Automotive Group in Butler. He was a lifelong member and former Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown. He loved hunting and fishing until he began raising deer, fox and many exotic birds and could not hunt them anymore. He enjoyed golfing, riding his motorcycle, his collection of cars, sports and working the farm. He loved the outdoors. Surviving are his wife, Laura, his sister, Deanna “Dee” Park of Valencia, his niece, Lynne Sevin (Tom), nephews, Ron Park (Bev) and Michael Park, his great nieces and nephew, Carinne, Alexandra, Cameron and Nate and his extended family, Jean and Travis Baker, George Doutt and his grandson, Aidan George Baker, all of Sidney, NE. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Wednesday, from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, 5825 Heckert Rd. Bakerstown, PA 15007with Rev. Karen Anderson, pastor, officiating. Please meet at the church. Memorials may be made to Hosanna Industries, 109 Rinard Ln, Rochester, PA 15074. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b3ee339662Obituary for Mark T. HammelMark T. Hammel, age 60, of Mars, died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, August 12, 2014, at UPMC Passavant Hospital in Cranberry Twp. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 4, 1954, he was the son of Vera B. Horne Hammel and the late William G. Hammel, Jr. Mark was co-owner of Mark Anthony Chariots in Mars. He was an avid boater and fisherman and was proud of his 1970 Boss 302. Surviving are his wife, Jan Zorich Hammel, who he married on February 23, 1974, his daughter, Valerie A. Harper and her husband, William, Jr., of Ellwood City, his grandchildren, Matthew and Veronica Harper, his mother, Vera B. Horne Hammel of Shaler Twp., his sister, Barbara A. McMillen and her husband, David of Moon Twp., and his brother, Stephen M. Hammel of Cranberry Twp. He was preceded in death by his father, William G. Hammel, Jr. and his brother, William G. Hammel, III. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the CrossWay Church, 109 Davis Rd. Valencia, PA 16059, with Pastor Chris Gibbs, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to CrossWay Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f754339283Obituary for Ione Pamela GorskiIone Pamela Gorski, age 63, of New York City, died Monday afternoon, August 11, 2014. Ione, who liked to be called Pam, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 11, 1951 and attended Godwin High School and later a year at a local community college. She was the only daughter of Frank and Mary Gorski and has one Brother, William Gorski, who currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife, Nadya. Pam enjoyed the Theater, the Ballet, Music, Animals, Fashion and Legal Studies, but not necessarily in that order. Pam moved to New York City in the 1970’s, hoping to become a fashion model, while working hard to support herself as a Legal Assistant during the interim period. The allure of the legal system not only provided and income, but proved interesting as well. She soon found her interests lie in the legal field and made that her career. As a side-note, she and her close friends in the New York City area were quite imaginative and spent many hours brainstorming and tossing ideas about as a means of inventing or creating items that could be marketed in various sectors of the Fashion Industry. She still loved fashion, even as a hobby. Services are private. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, Pine Twp., PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=38a8339208Obituary for Joseph J. NolanJoseph J. Nolan, age 62, of Adams Twp., formerly of Shaler Twp., died Sunday afternoon, August 10, 2014, in the comfort of his home with his family at his side. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., on September 19, 1951, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Thelma Wysocki Nolan, Sr. Joseph was a Heavy Steel Project Manager for S.N.C. Lavalin in Pittsburgh. He was a member of St. Kilian Church of Cranberry Twp. and a former member of St. Bonaventure Church in Glenshaw. Surviving are his beloved wife, Catherine A. Davey Nolan, who he married on July 5, 1980, his three loving daughters, Elise Gides and her husband, Andrew of Valencia, PA and Tara Nolan (Matthew Brennan) and Kathleen Cancilla and her husband, Mark, both of Mars, his granddaughter, Serafinah Gides, three sisters, Sharon Nolan Rosenfeld and her husband, James of Boston, Mass., Kathleen Greiner and her husband, Thomas of Buffalo, N.Y., and Elaine Montanino and her husband, David of Michigan, three brothers, Thomas Nolan and his wife, Irene of Brooklyn, N.Y., Kenneth Nolan and his wife, Tracy of Indiana and Michael Nolan of Buffalo, and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Kilian Church, corner of Clark and Cherry Sts. Mars Boro on Friday at 10:30 AM, with Fr. Charles Bober, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=fbc1339107Obituary for Kenneth E. TurnbullKenneth E. Turnbull, age 67, of Cranberry Twp., died Saturday morning, August 9, 2014, at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Twp. Born in Bethesda, MD on July 5, 1947, he was the son of the late John David and Carol Claire Mosher. Ken had been a custodian and school bus driver for the Alma Public Schools in Alma, MI. He also delivered newspapers for various publishers, including the New York Times and USA Today. He was a member of the Wildwood Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Surviving are his wife, Rachel Pope Turnbull, who he married on April 28, 2005, a son, Kenneth Turnbull and his wife, Lori of Alma, MI, a daughter, Shavone Turnbull of Garden City, MI, a step-son, Joshua McCoy of Cranberry Twp., a sister, Patricia Matznick in Georgia, a brother, Franklin Lyle Banta and his wife, Debbie of Willis, TX., a sister-in-law, Linda Hamilton of Captain Hook, Hawaii, a nephew, Ben Turnbull and his wife, Callie of Nantucket, Mass., five grandchildren and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joanne Turnbull, and a brother, Thomas Turnbull. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service at the Wildwood Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2513 Wildwood Rd. Allison Park, PA 15101 on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Memorials may be made to the Wildwood Kingdom Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=e30e338964Obituary for Carol A. IkenbergCarol A. Ikenberg, age 77, of Connoquenessing Twp., formerly of Mars, died Monday afternoon, August 4, 2014 at Butler Memorial Hospital. Born in Evans City, PA on September 12, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Mary F. McConkey Livingston. Carol was a member of the Mars United Presbyterian Church and the Mars American Legion Ladies Auxilary. Surviving are her son, Howard L. Ikenberg and his wife, Carole of Renfrew, her grandchildren, Jason, Jessica and Ashley Ikenberg and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer L. “Ike” Ikenberg, who she married on June 11, 1955 and who died on January 16, 2010, and by her sisters, Nettie Schaudt, Virginia Glaus and Wilma Hays. There will be no visitation. Services are private. Burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to the Mars United Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 805, Mars, PA 16046. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=2d6d338592Obituary for Ann WidmaierAnn Widmaier, age 81, of Richland Twp., Gibsonia, died Thursday morning, July 31, 2014 at Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Pittsburgh. Born in Donora, PA on May 27, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Dragacia Majireck. Ann attended the Mars Alliance Church. Surviving are her husband, Richard H. Widmaier, who she married on May 19, 1965, two daughters, Caroline Widmaier of Cantonment, FL and Kimberly Widmaier of Milton, FL, and two sons, Mark Widmaier and his wife, Stephanie of Jefferson, MD and Dan Widmaier of Cranberry Twp. She was the youngest of ten children, she was the last to survive. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Audrey. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Saturday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Services will be held on Sunday at 2:00 PM at the Mars Alliance Church, 997 Rt. 228, Mars, PA 16046, with Rev. Joe Toomey and Rev. Jeff Lawther, officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, Pine Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to the Jewish Missions in care of Mars Alliance Church. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d8f2338114