Obituaries for Mc-Donald-Aeberli Funeral Home Obituary for John S. BonzerJohn S. Bonzer, age 97, of Zelienople, formerly of Millvale and N.S. Pgh., died Sunday morning, March 1, 2015 at Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 1, 1917, he was the son of the late Thomas and Bertha Godfrey Bonzer. He had been a Real Estate Agent for McKnight Real Estate Company. He had been a caregiver to many people through the years. John had served as a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force during W.W. II. He was a nose gunner. He enjoyed playing cards, bingo and he loved to dance. Surviving are his nieces, Mary Watson (Robert) of Harmony, Cathy Bowers (James) of Erie, and Beth Lawther (Ray) of Ellwood City, and a nephew, Tom Bonzer of Mars. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Bonzer. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Kilian Church, corner of Clark and Cherry Sts. Mars, PA on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. Military Honors will follow the Mass. Burial will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, 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=f5c4357838Obituary for Lois J. SahliLois J. Sahli, age 90, of Richland Twp., formerly of Middlesex Twp., died Sunday morning, March 1, 2015, at St. Barnabas Home in Gibsonia. Born in Richland Twp., PA on January 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Oren H. and Lenora Milsom Knox. Lois had been a Sales Clerk at Kaufman’s in North Hills for many years. Beloved mother of Julia McCurdy and her husband, Bruce of Cranberry Twp., Joan Black of Mars and Linda VanDyke and her husband, David of Cranberry Twp., also seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Sahli, who she married on May 14, 1948 and who died on March 26, 2001, a daughter, Sandra Hollingshad, her sisters, Beatrice Baker and Estella Morrow, and her brothers, Delbert, Malcolm and Kenneth Knox. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 PM. Services will follow at 7:00 PM at the funeral home, with Rev. Dennis Molnar, officiating. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, Pine Twp., PA. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1b20357844Obituary for James C. SaultersJames C. Saulters, age 65, of McCandless Twp., died Wednesday afternoon, February 25,2015 at his home. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 22, 1950, he was the son of the late George Clifton and Grace Santmyer Saulters. He had been employed by Whole Foods in West Virginia. He is survived by cousins. Arrangements 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.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=4333357757Obituary for Elizabeth J. "Betty" MillerElizabeth J. “Bette” Miller, age 80, of Mars, died Tuesday evening, February 24, 2015 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 16, 1934. Bette had been a School Bus Driver for 19 years at Bauman Bus Company for the Pine-Richland School District. She was a member of St. Kilian Church in Mars and the Cowansville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Bette loved to travel with Sam, her husband of 58 years, whether it was to the casinos in Pittsburgh or in the motor home to Florida. They travelled extensively and even saw Pope John Paul, II. They enjoyed boating and motorcycling on their trike. Surviving are her husband, Willard E. “Sam” Miller, who she married on September 22, 1956, her daughters, Bridget K. Miller of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Beth G. Miller (Keith) of San Mateo, CA, a son, Barry J. Miller (Tracy) of Mars, a sister, Marylou Fulton of Morrow, GA and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles, Theodore and Robert Fulton. Memorials may be made to the National Children’s Cancer Society at www.thenccs.org. At Bette’s request, arrangements are private under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and please sign the guest book and condolences at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d7c9357507Obituary for George W. StaleyGeorge W. Staley, age 90, of Richland Twp., Gibsonia, died on Monday morning, February 23, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford, peacefully with his family at his side. He was born on September 7, 1924 in Gibsonia, PA, the son of the late Harvey Delroy and Nora Perry Staley. George was a banker for 39 years with Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, where he also served as a volunteer for the Mellon Bank Blood Drive. He was a member of Dutilh United Methodist Church in Cranberry Twp., and enjoyed bowling, playing cards and games, maintaining his yard, but above all he loved spending time with his family, especially the grandkids. He and his wife have enjoyed travelling extensively. He served as a PFC in the Army during World War II, where he received the Purple Heart for his injuries. Surviving are his wife, Jean Dize Staley, who he married on July 7, 1945, three daughters, Barbara Kruse and her husband, Robert of Wattsburg, PA, Karen Wharrey and her husband, James of Ellwood City, and Marlene Rindfuss and her husband, Gary of Valencia, 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, two sisters, Nora Mae Schwab of Falconer, NY, and Margie Rinaman of Mars and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul and James Staley and his sisters, Edna Boyle, Ruth Fugh and Mary Staley. 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 Dutilh United Methodist Church, 1270 Dutilh Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, Pine Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Rd. Wexford, PA 15090 or to the American Cancer Society. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1d25357288Obituary for Eileen D. StarrEileen Margaret Drennan Starr, age 86, of Middlesex Twp., Valencia, died peacefully at home on Monday, February 23, 2015 after a long illness. She was born October 23, 1928 in Buck Hill Falls, PA, the daughter of the late Harry J. and Edith W. Drennan. She graduated as salutatorian from Barrett Township High School in the Poconos Mountains. She received a B.A. in English from Penn State University in 1950 and taught at Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson, PA. On January 31, 1953 she married H. Paul Starr Jr. of Valencia; they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in January. Mrs. Starr enjoyed traveling, gardening, and reading. In addition, she was an avid fan of Penn State football and the Antiques Road Show. She was also a docent at Hartwood Acres in Allegheny County, past President of the St. Thomas in the Fields Women’s Guild, a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, Girl Scout Brownie Leader, and active in the Woman’s Club of Butler County. She was always ready to experience new places and took pleasure in seeing different venues such as Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Africa, Ireland, France, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Greece, and Italy. She also traveled extensively in the United States, visiting all 50 states except North Dakota. She is survived by her husband Paul and sister Helen Rumberger (William) of State College, PA. In addition, she is survived by her four children, Eileen Florence Starr (Timothy) of Bowling Green, KY; H. Paul Starr III (Annamarie) of Valencia, PA; Linda Edith Starr McNamara (Thomas) of La Jolla, CA; and Donna Starr-Deelen (Bart) of Kensington, MD. Her beloved grandchildren include Maura Francis, Brendan Thomas, Margaret Eileen and Claire Starr McNamara; Elayne Lida and Olivia Pauline Deelen; Ethan Starr Evans; Anastasia Marie and Paul Charles Starr. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Friday, Feb 27th at McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00. Services will be held on Saturday February 28th at 10:30 AM at St. Thomas in the Fields Church in Gibsonia, PA. Memorial donations to St. Barnabas charities or the Lighthouse Foundation. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=34fd357320Obituary for Timothy Lee WorsenTimothy Lee Worsen, age 49, of Butler, died Monday morning, February 23, 2015 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 11, 1965, he was the son of the late Thomas Lee and Sandra R. Worsen. He was a graduate of Mars High School. Tim was the proprietor of Precision Auto Plus in Sarver, PA and spent his career as an auto mechanic. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and racing his drag car. Surviving are his sister, Teresa Worsen Pugliese of Valencia, a niece, Delaney Butzine, his partner, Christine Ramsey and step-daughter, Jackey Ramsey, his daughter, Staci Ellis and granddaughter, Allie Zedak. Also several aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides of the family. He was preceded in death by his father, Tom and mother, Sandra. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service at Glade Run Presbyterian Church, 1091 Pittsburgh Rd. Valencia, PA 16059 on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 4:00 PM. Friends will be greeted after the service in Heritage Hall at the church. Rev. Greg Wiest, pastor, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Deacon Fund of the 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=88e2357410Obituary for Jane E. O'NeillJane E. O'Neill, age 95 of Richland Twp., formerly of Cranberry Twp., died Sunday afternoon, February 22, 2015 at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Twp. Born in Wilkinsburg, PA on December 13, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Addison and Olga Kase Smith, Sr. Surviving are her daughter, K. Megan O'Neill Miller of Northfield, OH, She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. O'Neill, who died on December 20, 1981, and by her brother, Addison Smith, Jr. A Memorial Service is being planned and will be announced. Memorials may be made to the Butler County Humane Society. 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=cc1b357408Obituary for Dorothy C. McCulloughDorothy C. McCullough, age 94, of Mars, formerly of Beaver Falls, died peacefully, surrounded by her family at UPMC Passavant Hospital in North Hills on Friday afternoon, February 20, 2015. Born in Beaver Falls, PA on April 10, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Clarence F. and Viola Rae Ellinger Arnold. She worked for Arnold’s Photo Service in Beaver Falls, but mostly was a homemaker caring for her husband and children. She was a member of St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church in Cranberry Twp., and the Royal Court there. Loving wife of nearly 75 years of Leroy D. “Mac” McCullough, mother of Terry (Connie) McCullough of Gibsonia and Sandy (Tony) Florie of Koppel, grandmother of Tara, David and Shane Rae, great grandmother of Cameron, Lauren, A.J., Anita and Antonella. She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Arnold. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Sunday from 2-5 PM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church, 2535 Rochester Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 on Monday at 10:00 AM. Please meet at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Ferdinand’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beaver Falls. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f94d357082Obituary for Edward H. BieloEdward H. Bielo, age 91, of Mars, passed away on Monday evening, February 16, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford with his family at his side. Ed was born to Julius and Martha Bielo on October 9, 1923. The family moved to Duquesne Heights and subsequently purchased the Balfor farm on Beaver St. Ext. in Mars. The family lived in the log cabin located on the property for a brief period of time. The log cabin is acknowledged in the Butler County Courthouse as the oldest structure in the county. Ed donated the cabin to the Mars Historical Society, where he was a long time active member. It was while plowing the fields with the work horses that Ed discovered numerous projectile points left by early American Indians. Later, Ed and his friends used the fields as landing strips for their airplanes. He enjoyed flying and took lessons and flew for a number of years. Ed graduated in the Class of 1941 from Mars High School. He was training at Penn State to become a veterinarian and was a member of the ROTC. During this time, Ed received his notice to serve his country on April 1, 1943. Because of his ROTC training, Ed was put in charge of the men in his train car headed for Camp Edwards, MA. He was assigned positions as anti-aircraft gunner and medic. Ed deployed to Saipan in the South Pacific with the same men with whom he trained. Ed’s stint with the Army was completed on December 7, 1945, but not before returning stateside on the ship-Marine Addis, which weathered a hurricane. The boat was an Italian ship taken during W.W. II. Upon returning to the Pittsburgh area, Ed took a job building bridges for the Turnpike Commission. It was during that time that he met and married his bride of 63+ years, Ruth Raupp. He became the Chief of Police for the town of Mars. He then began a long career as a Supervisor and Parole Officer for the PA Board of Probation and Parole, retiring in 1983. Ed had served as the Mayor of Mars for a year in the 1990’s and had served on the Mars Public Library Board for many years. He was an active member of the Mars Kiwanis Club and was a long time member of St. John Lutheran Church in Mars. He also enjoyed working on the family’s Christmas Tree farms. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Raupp Bielo, his children, Fritz (Susan) Bielo of Mars and Martha (Chuck) Davis of St. Louis, MO, his grandchildren, Elizabeth (Michael) Lewis, and Sam Trocano and Tess Bielo, and his great granddaughter, Nora Lewis, and his nieces Barbara and Karen and nephews, ED, L.J., Fred and Eddie. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Gertude Krause, Irmgard Johnson and Frederick Bielo. Among his many accomplishments, above all he loved his family and the quality times they spent together. He would do anything for his family. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM at St. John Lutheran Church, 420 Beaver St. Mars, PA 16046, with Rev. Paul Lubold, officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Church Cemetery in North Park. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Rd. Wexford, PA 15090. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b0f9356794