Obituaries for Mc-Donald-Aeberli Funeral Home Obituary for Jean Marie Adams HeroldJean Marie Herold, age 77, formerly of Connoquennessing and Allison Park, died Sunday afternoon, November 16, 2014 at LAS St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 26, 1936, she was the daughter of the late George and Josephine Marie Grosick Adams. Jean had been a secretary and was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Butler, where she taught Sunday School, belonged to the 3-T’s and the knitting circle. Surviving are her son, Lee Adam Herold and his wife, Maureen of Allison Park and her grandchildren, Zachary, Nathan and Aidan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard K. Herold, who she married on June 11, 1966, and who died on December 12, 2012 and by a brother. Arrangments are private under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. Memorials may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f51c348070Obituary for Michael P. BerrymanMichael P. Berryman, age 62, of Middlesex Twp., formerly of Warrendale, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, November 15, 2014, in the comfort of his home with his family at his side. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 13, 1952, he was the son of the late Vincent P. and Josephine Spracci Berryman, Sr. Mike had served in the United States Marine Corp. Michael had been a Foreman in track maintenance for Conrail at the Conway Yards. He was a member of CrossWay Church in Valencia and enjoyed fishing and woodworking. Surviving are his wife, Gail Newman Berryman, who he married on January 29, 1977, his children, Theresa Berryman of Butler, Jason Lunz of McKeesport and Joseph Berryman of Valencia, three sisters, Mary Hardesty (Ronald) of North Hills, Donna Fiedler (John) of Zelienople and Josephine Gibson (Tom) of Washington County, a brother, Vincent Berryman, Jr. (Bonnie) of Pymatuning and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at CrossWay Church, 109 Davis Rd. Valencia, PA 16059, with Rev. Richard Rochkind and Rev. Chris Gibbs, officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in Holy Savior Cemetery, Richland Twp., PA. Memorials may be made in memory of Michael Berryman to North Way Church Missions, 12121 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090 and include a note Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=130e348063Obituary for Helena N. WilliamsHelena N. Williams, age 94, formerly of Seven Fields and Perrytown Place, died Thursday afternoon, November 13, 2014 at the Baptist Home in Mt. Lebanon. Born in Greenburg, N.Y. on February 11, 1920, she was the daughter of the late James William and Helena Mangold Nicholson. She had been a member of St. Ferdinand Church in Cranberry Twp., and St. Theresa Catholic Church, and was in the Free Lancers and the Breakfast Bowling League in Valencia, had served on the Butler County Council on Aging and had been a volunteer at Passavant Hospital. Surviving are two daughters, Emilie Moody and her husband, Victor of Tionesta and Anita Williams of Mt. Lebanon, a son, Peter A. Williams of Gatlinburg, TN, 6 grandchildren and 8 grandchildren, two sisters, Gloria Antunes and her husband, Fred of Phillipsburg, N.J. and Marie Werneken of Palm Harbor, FL and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Arthur Williams, who she married on October 13, 1939 and who died on April 19, 1990, by a step-son, Chad Williams and by 5 brothers and three sisters. Private family services 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. Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless Twp. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital-www.stjude.org.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=23cf347878Obituary for Herbert Lincoln Langdon, Ph.D.Herbert Lincoln Langdon, Ph.D., died peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, November 12, 2014 of Alzheimer's disease. Born in Malone, N.Y. on July 7, 1935, he was the son of the late Walter A. and Sarah Lincoln Langdon from Adirondack Gardens, Malone, N.Y. Herb held a B.A. from St. Lawrence University (1957) and a Ph.D. in Anatomy from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He retired in 1998 from his teaching position as Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Herb was a long-time resident of Mars, PA and was a member of All Saints Anglican Church of Cranberry Twp. Herb was a quiet, gentle man, dedicated to his students, his wife and his family dogs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Langdon Seguine of Santa Barbara, CA. Surviving are his wife, Judith Anderson Langdon, who he married on July 15, 1972, a cousin, Iverna Lincoln Huntsman of Bozeman, MT, and his best friend, Nicholas Piesco of Tampa, FL. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. All Saints Anglican Church will have a Service at 11:30 AM Monday, November 17, 2014 in St. Kilian Church, corner of Clark and Cherry Sts. in Mars. Fr. Shawn Honey, will officiate. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery, Malone, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15212-1607. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1de7347753Obituary for Dennis A. SarverDennis A. Sarver, age 61, of Wexford, PA, Mustique, Turks & Caicos, Antigua, St. Lucia, Trinidad and New Orleans, died Wednesday morning, November 12, 2014 at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Twp. He was the son of Helen Ohler Sarver and the late Herbert Sarver, Brother of Larry (Sherry)Sarver, Robert(Rene`)Sarver, and Judith Harkins (Paul), beloved uncle and great uncle, and a free spirited friend to many, passed suddenly. Dennis had been an Independent Contractor in Brick Paving. A Memorial Celebration will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 5-9 PM at the Treesdale Community Center, One Treesdale Commons, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Memorials may be made to the Passavant Hospital Foundation, 9100 Babcock Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15237. 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=ed4e347801Obituary for Maryann FetzerMaryann Fetzer, age 74, of Mars, died Monday morning, November 3, 2014 at LAS St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 13, 1940, she was the daughter of the late John and Emmeline Davies Arnold. Maryann had been an accountant for the Hospital Council in Cranberry Twp. She then worked as a Pharmacy Tech for Rite Aid in Mars. She was a member of the Mars United Presbyterian Church, the Mars Chapter 271 Order of the Eastern Star and the Mars V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. Maryann was an avid NASCAR fan. Surviving are her husband, John E. Fetzer, who she married on September 24, 1977, a daughter, Diane Edwards (Craig) of Valencia, three sons, Robert Kennedy (Nancy) of Mars, Dale Kennedy (Renee) of Valencia and Todd Radzyminski (Julie) of Wampum, 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, two sisters, Beverly Magee (Dave) of Saxonburg and Linda McCandless (David) of Apopka, FL and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John R. Arnold and Robert Dostlik. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home, with Rev. Nathan Esser, officiating. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to the Mars Public Library, P.O. Box 415, Mars, PA 16046 or to the Mars V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 90, Mars, PA 16046. The Mars V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary will conduct services on Thursday at 7:00 PM, followed by the Mars Chapter of the Eastern Star. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=9db9346902Obituary for Christian C. "Butch" BurkertChristian C. “Butch” Burkert, Sr., age 71, of Mars, died Monday evening, November 3, 2014, in the comfort of his home. Born in Evans City, PA on December 29, 1942, he was the son of the late William and Mary Jane Keefer Burkert. Butch had been a maintenance technician for Lava Crucible-Vesuvius U.S.A. He also worked as a scanner for the Butler Auto Auction for 7 years. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Mars Alliance Church, had been a Boy Scout Leader for Valencia Troop 412. He belonged to the ABC Bowling League and the Connoquenessing Indians Bowling Team and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Lucille A. “Lucy” Hoak Burkert, who he married June 24, 1966, a daughter, Rene` L. Lauer and her husband, Curtis of Corning, Iowa, three sons, William Burkert and his wife, Mary of Beaver Falls, Patrick C. Burkert and his wife, Amanda of Valencia and Christian Burkert, Jr. of Portersville, his grandchildren, Michael and Emily Lauer, Jason and Kiki Burkert and Jenny Paugh (John), three sisters, Patricia Judd and her husband, Bill and Amy Davis and her husband, Bert, both in Ohio and Iva Ruth Ehrhart and her husband, Bill in West Virginia, three brothers, John “Bob” Burkert and his wife, Lillian of Butler, Terry Jo Burkert and his wife, Bambi in Georgia and James Burkert and his wife, Cassie in Ohio and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Craig Burkert. 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 10:30 AM in the Mars Alliance Church, 997 Rt. 228, Mars, PA 16046. Rev. Jeff Lawther, officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial with Military Honors will be in Clinton Church Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=9b0d346949Obituary for Harold E. "Hal" WillsHarold E. “Hal” Wills, age 73, of Cranberry Twp., died on Tuesday morning, October 28, 2014 at Family Hospice at Canterbury Place in Pittsburgh. Born in Allentown, PA on January 27, 1941, he was the son of the late Harold Ernest and Dorothy Beatrice Mathias Wills. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Wensell Wills, who he married on August 7, 1991, his siblings, John (Vicki) Wills of Mobile, Ala., Douglas (Tammy) Wills of Altoona, Kenneth (Debbie) Wills of Elmwood, Ill., Kathleen (Charles) Dyer of Sun City West, AZ., Patricia (Budd) Siverd of North Cambria, Barbara (Douglas) Lyon of Bloomsburg, Brenda McIntire of Catonsville, Md., Barry (Susan) Wills of Sunbury, Bruce of Bowie, Md., Judith (Gene) Bialecki of Danville, and Peggy Lawson of Tampa, Fla. Also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Wills. Hal was a talented musician and played multiple instruments for the enjoyment of his classmates and family; he had a special way with the clarinet. He was a voracious reader who especially enjoyed reading science fiction novels. His logical mind loved technology and accounting. This led him to a career in government and with multiple software firms. Hal retired from software engineering at the age of 64 from the McKesson Corporation after 22 years of service. He was widely known there for writing eloquent code for the patient accounting system. Hal loved animals and was fond of the doctors and staff at Green Valley Veterinary Hospital. Although he loved his many pets, Mia continued to be his favorite; she had touched his heart in a special way. Hal possessed a gentle nature, which was a source of comfort to several nieces and nephews. They admired his talents, and he was always proud of their many accomplishments; receiving their texts and emails brightened his days. The family expresses deep appreciation to many close friends and TeleTracking (Barb’s workplace) who supported Hal throughout his battle with cancer. The family is especially grateful for Michael Wusylko, MD and Kiran Rajasenan, MD and their staffs as well as, more recently, Family Hospice and Palliative Care. You all do noble work and your many kindnesses will never be forgotten. One of Hal’s favorite email tag lines sums up his last years: “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” He fought his illness to the end. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Friday from 6-8 PM and Saturday from 10-11:30 AM. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation is welcome at:Family Hospice and Palliative Care www.familyhospicepa.org/donate or to the UPMC Passavant Cancer Center www.upmccancercenter.com/giving/giftsHonor.cfm Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=8ed9346483Obituary for Sharon Koegler KovacSharon Koegler Kovac, age 63, of Mars, formerly of Cranberry Twp., died unexpectedly on Friday morning, October 24, 2014 at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Twp. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 30, 1951, she was the daughter of the late John and Ina Nolder Koegler. Sharon enjoyed camping and fishing, metal detecting, sewing and crafting, but spending time with her family, especially her grandkids, was what she loved the most. “My sweet princess, your love was the strength of my life. You will live in my heart forever, Luv Wayne. Beloved wife of J. Wayne Kovac, who she married on May 1, 1971, loving mother of Brenda Wittman and her husband, Scott of Cranberry Twp., Crystal Horan and her husband, Edward of Zelienople, and Brian Kovac and his wife, Jennifer of Cranberry Twp., loving grammy of Tyler, Alex, Darian, Ethan, Nathan and Kendall, sister of Luvia Melnyk and her husband, Raymond and Deborah Mentel and her husband, Harry, both of Warrendale, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles L. Koegler. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Monday from 7-9 PM and on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 AM at the funeral home, with her sister, Rev. Deborah Mentel, officiating. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA. Following the Committal Service, friends are invited to a Wake at the Kovac residence from 12-5 PM. Memorials may be given to the family, who are establishing a Scholarship Fund in her memory. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. .http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=884c346112Obituary for Marion Woodling EmerickMarion A. Woodling Emerick, age 93, of Butler, formerly of Mars, died Tuesday afternoon, October 21, 2014 at Sunnyview Home. Born in Sewickley, PA on December 31, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Agnes McHugh Woodling. She was a graduate of Robert Morris School of Business. Marion had been an Executive Assistant to the Vice President of National Steel in Pittsburgh and was also a retired Executive Secretary for LTV Steel (formerly J.&L. Steel). She had served as a Director of the National Secretary’s Association. A member of Holy Sepulcher Church, she was also member and Past Matron of the Mars Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and had belonged to the Mars American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her sons, Alan C. Emerick and his wife, Janet of Butler and David W. Emerick of Tarentum, her grandchildren, James T. (Nichole) Emerick, William A. (Dawn) Emerick, Sarah (David) Essary and Michael (Amanda) Emerick and her great grandchildren, Noah, Jackson, Chase, Violet, Abram, Paige, Cora and Liam. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Emerick, who she married on July 23, 1948 and who died on September 1, 2009, and by four brothers. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-8:30 PM. Blessing Services will follow at 8:30 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Rd. Butler, PA 16053. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=7cf1345803