Obituaries for Mc-Donald-Aeberli Funeral Home Obituary for Joseph H. Schriver, Jr.Joseph H. Schriver, Jr., age 65, of Mars, died Friday morning, March 27, 2015 in the comfort of his home with his family at his side. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on October 21, 1949, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Marjorie Cummins Schriver. Joe had been the Chief Maintenance Engineer for the Residence Inn in Cranberry Twp. He was a member of St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church. He had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Mars V.F.W. Post 7505, the Mars American Legion and was a Mason at Corinthian Lodge #0573 F. & A.M. in Pittsburgh. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Hock Schriver, who he married on September 3, 1971, a son, Joseph Schriver and his wife, Lisa of Mars, two daughters, Amy J. Faber and her husband, Mike of Tarentum, and Marjorie Stobert and her husband, Leroy of Natrona Heights, his grandchildren, Michael, Brandon, Donny, Kylee, Brooke, Nicholas, Bethany, Tyler and Travis, two brothers, Arthur “Shorty” Schriver and his wife, Amy and Ralph Schriver and his wife, B.J., both of Tarentum, two sisters, Linda Atkinson and her husband, Harold of Gibsonia and Becky Uminski and her husband, Andy of Pittsburgh and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Kilian Church, corner of Clark and Cherry Sts. Mars, PA on Monday at 11:30 AM. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75851, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=ea00360123Obituary for Ruth S. Giel JankeRuth S. Giel Janke, 88, formerly of Valencia, died Monday, March 16, 2015, in Passavant Memorial Homes, Zelienople. Born April 26, 1926 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Robert Thomas Giel and Lauretta Marie Marcella Claus Giel. Ruth was a homemaker and was Roman Catholic by faith. She was a resident of Passavant Homes for more than a decade and enjoyed her life and the many friends that she made during her time there. She is survived by her son, Bernard and his wife, Sue; two sisters, Patricia Brennan and Jane Kovach; two brothers, Thomas Giel and his wife, Margaret, and James Giel and his wife, Sue; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William Lemon in 1977 and her second husband, Russell Janke in 1991; three sisters, Mercedes Sullivan, Helen Elizabeth Giel and Kathryn Murphy; and six brothers, Robert, Paul, Walter, Charles, William and Richard Giel. At Ruth's request, there will be no visitation and a memorial service will be private. McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, in charge of arrangements http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=5162359271Obituary for Michael J. KobertMichael J. Kobert, age 41, of Butler, formerly of West Deer, died unexpectedly on Saturday evening, March 14, 2015 at his home. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 30, 1973, he was the son of Ralph M. Kobert and the late Lynne Martin Kobert. Son of Ralph M. Kobert, brother of Kendra Leonhard of Mars, Kimberly LaCaze and her husband, James of Boyers, George Kobert of Tarentum and Eric Kobert and his wife, Julie of Mars, uncle of Jessica, Sarah, Erin, Rebekah, Adam and Amelia, great uncle of Norah, Mabel, Vanessa, Mason and Keaton. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lynne Martin Kobert and two brothers, Brian and Mark Kobert. 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=c592359165Obituary for Beatrice E. VolkBeatrice E. Volk, age 81, of Mars, died Tuesday morning, March 10, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 15, 1934, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Anna Stewart. A homemaker, Beatrice had been a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Mars and more recently attended the Mars Alliance Church. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, William N. Volk, who she married on January 9, 1952 and by three grandsons, William S. Volk and Randy Volk, both in Arizona and Sean Volk in North Carolina. She was preceded in death by a son, William S. Volk and by three brothers and a sister. 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 10:30 AM at the funeral home, with Rev. Jeff Lawther, officiating. Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless Twp. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d7d1358696Obituary for Mary BanovskiMary Banovski, age 86, of Dundalk, MD, formerly of Pine Twp., Wexford, died Monday morning, March 9, 2015, at her home. Born in Braddock, PA on April 28, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Russo and Carmella (Nuzzo) Russo. Mary had worked in the Cafeteria at Pine-Richland High School and was a member of St. Alphonsus Church in Wexford. Wife of the late George Banovski Sr., who she married on October 25, 1947 and who died on January 26, 1998. Beloved mother of Nancy Hiteshew and her husband, Dennis Sr. of Gibsonia, Donna (Stewart) Gratz and her husband, Bartholemew (BJ) of Enola, PA, Janet (Meeds) Ward and her husband, Dean of Dundalk, MD, and the late George Banovski, Jr. and Carol (Lager) Ward. Grandmother of 8, great grandmother of 11. Sister of Ralph Russo of Penn Hills, Philomena Malloy of Sheffield, PA and the late Ann Chulick. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Alphonsus R.C. Church, Wexford on Saturday at 10:30 AM. Fr. Kevin Fazio, pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum at St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=dc33358657Obituary for Evelyn H. SumyEvelyn H. Sumy, age 94, of Mars, formerly of Cochranton, died Sunday morning, March 8, 2015 in the comfort of her home with her family at her side. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 18, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Louise Monte Cornu. Evelyn was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church of Cochranton. She enjoyed crocheting blankets for weddings and births. Beloved mother of Jeanette Killin and her husband, Fred of Carlton, Loralee McLaughlin and her husband, Frank of Valencia and David Sumy and his wife, Cindy of Kittanning, loving grandmother of nine, great grandmother of sixteen and great-great grandmother of three-soon to be four. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter B. Sumy, who she married on August 22, 1940 and who died on January 25, 2000, and by her sister, Mary Jane Tripodi. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church, Cochranton on Thursday at 11:00 AM, with Fr. Monty Sayers, officiating. The family will greet friends from 10-11 at the Church. Burial will be in Cochranton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=9af9358565Obituary for Lois P. NessLois P. Ness, age 83, of Mars, died Friday afternoon, March 6, 2015 at LAS St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on October 1, 1931, she was the daughter of Michael and Henrietta Spinella. Lois had been a Certified Nursing Assistant for LAS St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars and was a member of Victory Family Church. Surviving are a daughter, Renee Kennedy and her husband, Dale of Valencia, three sons, Dennis Ness and his wife, Phyllis of Butler, Mark Ness and his wife, Jeanna of Renfrew and Timothy Ness and his fiancée, Amber of Saegertown, PA, her sister, Dorothy Granata of Lancaster, 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Ronald R. Ness, who died on March 31, 1996, and by her siblings, Mildred, Agnes, James and William. 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 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to Victory Family Church, 21150 Rt. 19, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=0cfb358390Obituary 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 “Jim” Clifton Saulters, age 65 of McCandless Twp., passed away on February 25, 2015. Jim was a gentle, funny, kind-hearted man. He was a genuine and able outdoorsman, who could navigate whitewater, climb mountains, cross-country ski and tell a good story around a campfire with a wickedly wry sense of humor. His generous nature led him to quietly gift many of his possessions to those who admired them. Jim was born on February 22, 1950 and raised in Pittsburgh, moving to West Virginia to work for twenty years. He had recently returned to his boyhood home, where he passed away. After attending Peebles Elementary School, North Allegheny High School and Drexel University, Jim began his career as an inspector for a local food safety company. However, the desire for outdoor adventures led him to become a guide and a manager of Wilderness Voyageurs, a white water rafting company in Ohiopyle, PA. He later was employed by SuperValu, Inc. in Charleston, W.VA., where he oversaw distribution, safety and efficiency at their food warehouse facility. Recently he had been planning a long bicycle trip on his beloved recumbent bike as well as a canoe trip to Raystown. His mother, Grace Santmeyer Saulters, and his father, George Clifton Saulters, preceded him in death. He is survived by a nationwide network of good friends, who shared his love of the out of doors. Jim gave his volunteer time to restoring old railroad beds to bicycle trails. Contributions can be made in his name to Rails to Trails Conservancy, 2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor, Washington D.C. 20037. www.railstotrails.org, 1.866.202.9788. Services are private and a Celebration of his life will take place in May. 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=4333357757