Obituaries for Mc-Donald-Aeberli Funeral Home Obituary for Ruth Jane Hayes GeigerRuth Jane Hayes Geiger, age 78, of Valencia, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 26, 2015 at Elmcroft of Saxonburg. Born in Sewickley, PA on October 20, 1936, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Emma F. Kolb Hayes. Ruth was a member of St. Kilian Parish and the Ladies of Charity there. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, dining out, photography, scrapbooking and scrabble, but her favorite times were spent with her husband, 6 children, 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of over 60 years, Joseph C. Geiger, Jr., who she married on January 15, 1955, a daughter, Sandra Becker (John) of West Deer Twp., five sons, Joseph Geiger (Patty) of McCandless Twp., Eric Geiger (Monica) of Pittsburgh, Mark Geiger (Laura) of Peachtree City, GA., Matthew Geiger (Amie) of Butler and Michael Geiger (Kristy) of Mars, her grandchildren, Christopher (Brittany), Amanda, Brian (Sandy), Sarah, Jeff, Dan, Max, Jordan, Luke, Kylie, Roan, Jackson and Cole, her great grandchildren, Colt and Aubrey, and a sister, Elaine Snell (Mel) of Springdale. 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 at St. Kilian Church, corner of Clark and Cherry Sts. Mars Boro on Friday at 11:30 AM. Fr. Charles Bober, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Holy Savior Cemetery, Richland Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to Lifeline of Cranberry. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=c357364828Obituary for Ruth A.M. BoughtonRuth A.M. Boughton, age 92, of St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars, formerly of Butler, died Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2015 at St. John’s. Ruth was born in Baltimore, MD on June 20, 1922, the daughter of the late Rev. Henry and Elsie Eberle. Ruth married David Boughton on February 16, 1974 in Staten Island, N.Y. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1990. In addition to her parents and her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her brother, Roger Eberle and an infant brother. She is survived by many loving cousins, both locally and around the country. Ruth attained her degree in Nursing at the South Baltimore General Hospital in 1943 and served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II as a Captain in the Nursing Corps from 1944-1946. She was held briefly as a Prisoner of War by the Germans during her time in Europe. After her discharge from the Army, she spent 10 years as a missionary and nurse in India. Upon her return to the United States, she earned certification in Gerontology and worked for Eager Lutheran Hospital in Brookline, N.Y. until she retired in 1985 and moved with her husband to Butler, PA. She was an active volunteer for 22 years at St. John Specialty Care Center until September 2009 and was devoted to God and caring for others. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Connoquenessing, PA, President of the American Lutheran Church Women and served on many committees and boards involving the Lutheran Church. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service at St. John Specialty Care Ctr. Chapel, 500 Wittenberg Way, Mars, PA on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM. Memorials may be made to ELCA World Hunger, PO Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764 or to St. John Specialty Care Center, P.O. Box 928, Mars, PA 16046. Burial will be in Coraopolis Cemetery. 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=996c364930Obituary for Keith J. SkundrichKeith J. Skundrich, age 54, of Mars, died Tuesday morning, May 26, 2015 at his home. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 18, 1961, he was the son of Alice Zielinski Skundrich and the late James Skundrich. Keith was a sheet metal worker for Sheet Metal Union Local #12 in Pittsburgh. Surviving are his mother, Alice Zielinski Skundrich of Gibsonia, a son, Matthew Freisch in California, a brother, Blair Skundrich (Donna) of Pittsburgh, and two nephews, Nick and Layne. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Thursday from 1-3 and 6-8 PM. Blessing Services will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Sparacino, pastor of St. Richard Church, officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Richard’s Church, 3841 Dickey Rd, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=86db364931Obituary for Richard J. DudeckRichard J. Dudeck, age 76, of Gibsonia, PA and Cape Canaveral, FL., formerly of Rochester, N.Y., died Friday afternoon, May 22, 2015 at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Twp. Born in Yonkers, N.Y. on February 16, 1939, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna Damczek Dudeck. A graduate of Manhattan University, Richard was an Information Systems Analyst and Manager for Eastman Kodak for 30 years. After retirement, he continued his education to become a Certified Financial Planner and did financial planning. A member of St. Kilian Church, he was an avid golfer and coin collector, but he especially treasured the times spent with his family. Surviving are his wife, Madeleine Falcone Dudeck, who he married on July 7, 1962, a daughter, Christine Valenta and her husband, Paul of Gibsonia, a son, Richard J. Dudeck, Jr. and his wife, Rhonda of Tulsa, OK., and his grandchildren, Riley and Leslie Barnes, Garrett and Perrin Dudeck and Michaela and Nicholas Valenta. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Dudeck, II. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Tuesday from 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Kilian Church, corner of Clark and Cherry Sts. Mars Boro on Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Fr. Charles Bober, pastor, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of St. Kilian Church, 7076 Franklin Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=dff0364721Obituary for Theodore C. "Ted" GrovesTheodore C. “Ted” Groves, age 73, of Mars, formerly of McKeesport and Hazelwood, died Thursday evening, May 21, 2015 at Family Hospice in Pgh. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 19, 1941, he was the son of the late Theodore C. and Margaret Culhane Groves. Ted had been a machinist, inspector and Union Rep for Union Switch and Signal. An avid car enthusiast, he was a member of the Corvette Club of Palm Beaches, FL. Surviving are his wife, Lynn Quinten Groves, who he married on October 19, 1963, a son, Theodore R. Groves of Mars and a daughter, Dana Stankiewicz and her husband, Paul of Miami, FL., a brother, John “Jack” Groves and his wife, Mary of West Mifflin, and his grandchildren, Teddy, J.D., Justin and Kaylee and a soon to be great grandchild. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Monday, May 25, 2015 from 10-11:00 AM. Services will follow at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Greg Wiest, officiating. Those attending are asked to dress in casual attire. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b120364635Obituary for William J. MolnarWilliam Joseph Molnar, age 87, of Valencia, Adams Twp., passed away Sunday morning, May 17, 2015, at the Community Living Center of the Butler VA Medical Center. Born in Reeseville, W.VA. on June 3, 1927, he was the son of the late Bert and Julia Sabo Molnar. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Bill was employed by the State Board of Public Assistance, Frick and Lindsay and Anchor Packing Company. He had served as a Corporal in the United States Army during W.W. II, serving overseas with the Occupational Forces in the European Theater, enlisting on August 17, 1945 until his discharge of February 28, 1947. Bill was an active member of the Valencia Presbyterian Church, where he had served as an Elder and a Trustee He also was a team manager for Mars Little League and was an avid woodworker. Surviving are his wife, of nearly 65 years, Marie Sahli Molnar, two sons, William J. Molnar and his wife, Deborah Molloy Molnar of Southport, N.C., and Rev. Dennis W. Molnar and his wife, Terri Wallace Molnar of Greentree, a daughter, Nancy J. Raymond and her husband Frank of Glenview, Ill., his grandchildren, Daniel, Elizabeth Kulhanek and Christian Molnar, Jason Molnar, Kelly Erdos, Kim Stewart, Renee and Philip Molnar and Anna Marie and Julie Raymond Strand, his great grandchildren,Kaitlyn, Bryce, Braylan, MacKenzie, Kinley, Teegan, Preston and Troy. Also a brother, Alex Molnar of Hilton Head, S.C., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, John S., Albert B., Gabert D. and Robert E. Molnar and three sisters, Edith Breakiron, Helen Nemes and Bertha Davis and two great grandchildren, Andrew and Taylor. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 1-3 & 6-9 PM. Services will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Valencia Presbyterian Church, 80 Sterrett St. Valencia, PA 16059. Rev. Dennis Molnar, his son, will officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial with Military Honors will be in West Union Cemetery, Pine Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to the Community Living Center of the Butler Veterans Hospital or to the Valencia Presbyterian Church. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=ea74364260Obituary for Carole D. RichardCarole D. Richard, age 73, of Cranberry Twp., died Friday morning, May 15, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 12, 1942, she was the daughter of the late George and Dorothy McCready Yerger. A homemaker, Carole was a member of St. Ferdinand’s Roman Catholic Church in Cranberry Twp. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her many pets. Surviving are a daughter, Michelle Paracca of Fombell, a son, Michael Richard and his wife, Patricia of Evans City, her grandchildren, Anthony Paracca and Natalie and Sarah Richard and two brothers, Robert Cole and his wife, Linda of Fombell and Harry Cole of Connoquenessing. She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Richard, who she married on September 23, 1962 and who died on July 13, 1995. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church, 2535 Rochester Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 on Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park, Cranberry Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=8919364135Obituary for Mildred Lenore "Mid" Thorpe IceMildred “Mid” Lenore (Thorpe) Ice, age 87 of Sewickley, died suddenly Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from a stroke. Born October 31, 1927 in Centerburg, OH, she was the second of four children of the late Charles and Nellie Thorpe. She graduated from Centerburg High School in 1945 and received a B.S. in education from Otterbein College in 1949. She taught high school Home Economics in Deshler, OH for two years. She then joined the Ohio Power Company educating consumers in new kitchen appliances in-person and on television. Lawrence Everett Ice, Jr. and Mid married May 24, 1953. Larry, the love of her life, was a chemical engineer and executive with Diamond Shamrock Corporation. After Larry’s death (1988), Mid moved from Grand Junction, CO to Sewickley, PA in 1990. Truly thriving until her last breath, she was an active servant in the community and local church. She was involved in many ministries and organizations including the greater-Pittsburgh literacy program, art classes, P.E.O., Sewickley Singers, Apples of Gold, People Helpers, the Library and Christy House. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. She is survived by her brother, Jim; children, Bart (Debbie), Jana (Wendell) Pinkerton, Amy (Grant) Henley and David; eight grandchildren, Thomas, Jimmy, Leslie (Garin), Amanda (JD), Rachel, Josh, Daniel and Joel; and one great-grandchild, Kain. She was preceded in death by her husband Larry, brother Robert, sister Marian and granddaughters Elisa and Alora. After tissue donation and cremation, Mid will be buried beside Larry in Grand Junction, CO. A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Sewickley on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Donations can be made to St. Stephen’s church ministries, specifically People Helpers, the Library and Christy House. 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=a80b363991Obituary for John T. RobertsJohn T. Roberts, age 88, formerly of Mars, died Friday morning, May 8, 2015 at F.F. Ewing Care Center in Canandaigua, N.Y. Born in Adams Twp., PA on November 26, 1926, he was the son of the late James and Mandana Marshall Roberts, Jr. John had been a mechanic for J. & L. Steel in Ambridge. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Mars, the Mars Volunteer Fire Company-now Adams Fire District and was an avid bowler, story teller, square dancer and hospice volunteer. He served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II and was a member of the Mars American Legion. Above all, he was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Surviving are his daughters, Marjorie Stepanovich and her husband, Samuel of Canandaigua, N.Y., and Karen Banks and her husband, Robert of Ellwood City, his grandchildren, Jill,Emily, Janelle and Daniel, his great grandchildren, Samuel, Noah, Mary, Katherine, Zachary and Peyton, and his niece, Beverly Crislip. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Maier Roberts, who he married on June 6, 1952 and who died on May 16, 2012, his daughter, Jacalyn Sue Roberts, his sister, Jean Crislip, and two brothers, William and Thomas Roberts. 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 St. John Lutheran Church, 420 Beaver St. Mars, PA 16046, with Rev. Robert Newpher, officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to the Church. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1e4f363600Obituary for Georgette N. MarkertGeorgette N. Markert, age 91, formerly of McCandless Twp., departed this world on Sunday evening, May 3, 2015 and is once again side by side with the love of her life, Robert. He has been patiently waiting for two and a half years for her. We are sure he welcomed her with open arms and a kiss. Mom was born on May 5, 1923 in Ridgway, PA, the daughter of the late Karl and Mary Nauert. She left for New York City in 1945 to work for Remington Rand. It was there on St. Patrick’s Day that she met a young Merchant Marine and fell in love. Bob and Georgette were married on October 5, 1946 and had 66 years together. They complimented and completed each other. Georgette was the best. She was kind, good and non-judgemental. A den mother and Brownie leader-mom was always there for us. She was active in the Ingomar United Methodist Church and enjoyed the annual Rummage Sales with the linen department being her favorite place. Moving to Pittsburgh in 1964, mom found not only employment with a local dentist, she and dad found a long lasting friendship with Dr. Bart and LaVerne Morrow. Mom had cared for her aged mother (also with Alzheimer’s) for 10 years and was a devoted daughter. Georgette is survived by her daughter, Libby O’Hanlon (John) of Glenshaw and a son, Ralph Markert (Holly) of Rochester Hills, MI, five grandchildren, Colin, Carrie and Chelsea O’Hanlon, Hillary Manger (Chip) and Brady Markert (Jacki), and three great grandchildren, Kameron and Luca Markert and Rylynn Manger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob and her sister, Charmaine N. Stohr. Georgette was a resident at the Arbors of St. Barnabas, Valencia Campus, where she was cared for by a compassionate, tireless and friendly staff. A special word of thanks to Linda (snack time in the office), Shannon, Evelyn and Midge-you are the best. There will be no visitation as per Georgette’s request. Services 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 Arbors at St. Barnabas, 85 Charity Place, Valencia, PA 16059.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d934363250