Obituaries for Mc-Donald-Aeberli Funeral Home Obituary for Lynne M. KobertLynne M. Kobert, age 72, of Butler, died Friday morning, September 26, 2014 at Butler Memorial Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 28, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Dale and Ellen Cook Martin. Lynne had been a dog groomer for Canine and Kitty Cleaners in Mars for many years and enjoyed collecting baby dolls. She was a member of the Wildwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and attended the Zelienople Kingdom Hall. She loved her family and enjoyed travelling and spending time with them. Beloved wife of Ralph M. Kobert, who she married on June 4, 1960, loving mother of Kendra Leonhard of Mars, Kimberly LaCaze (James) of Boyers, George Kobert of Tarentum, Eric Kobert (Julie) of Mars and Michael Kobert of Butler, loving grandmother of Jessica Sauers (Brian), Sara Schlichtkrull (Derek), Adam Kobert (Brooke), Aaron Kobert (Leah) and Amelia Kobert, great grandmother of Norah, Mabel, Mason, Keeton and Vanessa. Sister of Junie Tagliavia (John) of Henderson, NV and Dale Martin (Bobbi) in California. She was preceded in death by her two sons, Brian and Mark Kobert. Friends are invited to services at the Zelienople Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 250 Evans Rd. Zelienople, PA 16063 of Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM. 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=8fc1343476Obituary for Theodore E. "Ted" HelgermanTheodore E. “Ted” Helgerman, age 77, of New Castle, formerly of Adams Twp., died Friday afternoon, September 26, 2014 at Ellwood City Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on October 2, 1936, he was the son of the late Theodore and Elvina Shillinger Helgerman. Ted had been a lineman for Duquesne Light. He was member and Eucharistic Minister at St. Kilian Church and St. Joseph the Worker Church and belonged to the St. Vincent dePaul Society of St. Kilian’s. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a Sr. Master Sgt. for the Air National Guard at the 112th Air Refueling Wing in Pgh. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Moyes Helgerman, who he married on January 9, 1957, his children, Patrick Helgerman (Keri) of Columbus, OH, Christina Weigand (Albert) of Cranberry Twp., Annette Brusca (Jeff) of West View, Mary Lou Kingan (Bill) of Penn Twp., Stephanie Ann Helgerman of Columbus, OH, Rebecca Ann Selzer (Scott) of Kent, VA, and Trinity Ann Helgerman of Columbus, OH, 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl, his grandson, Tyler and his brothers, Richard, Jerry and Jimmy. 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. Kilian Church, corner of Clark and Cherry Sts., Mars Boro on Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Fr. Charles Bober, officiating. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA. 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=cf89343498Obituary for Virginia A. LondonVirginia A. London, age 75, of Cranberry Twp., died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, September 23, 2014, at her home. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 24, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah Smith Nalepa. She graduated from Oliver High School in Pittburgh in 1957. She married Paul E. London on May 6, 1961. She spent many of her adult years as a health care worker at Sherwood Oaks. She enjoyed singing in church choirs for much of her life. Surviving are one brother, Samuel Nalepa of Royal Palm Beach FL , one sister, Bea Sheffler and her husband Harry of Pittsburgh, two sons, Mark D. London and his wife Michelle of Texas , Scott M. London and his wife Hidie of Wisconsin, grandchildren Joshua and Elizabeth, and one daughter, Cindy London Farrell and her husband Todd of SD, grandchildren Lindsay and Samantha and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2500 Brandt School Rd. Wexford, PA 15090 on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Rev. Fred Schenker, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery, Washington County, 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=b8ed343282Obituary for John D. "Doug" CampbellJohn D. “Doug” Campbell, age 75, of Seven Fields, formerly of Oil City, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday afternoon, September 17, 2014. Born in Oil City, PA on May 11, 1939, he was the son of the late Alvin B. and Isabella Crow Campbell. Doug had been the Traffic Manager for Quaker State Oil Corporation in Oil City. He was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church of North Hills and a former member of Christ Church in Oil City. Known for his wonderfully gentle sense of humor, he enjoyed going to church and his church family. He loved golfing with his kids and grandkids and his favorite place was the cottage at President Village, PA. He was an avid Pittsburgh Sports fan. Doug had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Surviving are his wife, Carole Lindquist Campbell, who he married on August 3, 1963, his children, Jeffrey Campbell of Seven Fields, Mark Campbell and his wife, Diana of Ithaca, N.Y. and Jennifer Campbell of Meadville, his grandchildren, Abigail and Aidan, his brother, Kenneth Campbell of Oil City and nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a funeral service at the Christ Episcopal Church, 5910 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237 on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Canon James Shoucair, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens, Oil City, PA. Memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church or to the Donor’s Favorite Charity. 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=8cf4342650Obituary for June KennedyJune Kennedy, age 77, of Saxonburg, formerly of Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Atlanta, GA, died Wednesday evening, September 10, 2014, at Rose Crest Assisted Living in Mars. Born in Adams Twp., PA on December 31, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Sample A. and Marvel Mahan Kennedy. June was an accomplished Physical Therapist and in her early career she traveled the world, working in many countries with children and adults. At one time she was the Director of Physical Therapy for two hospitals in the Atlanta area. She was a member of the Mars United Presbyterian Church. June was an avid tennis player and enjoyed life to the fullest, traveling extensively. Surviving are two sisters, Eleanor Schafer and her husband, David in Michigan and Doris Keefer of Saxonburg, a brother, Darwin E. Kennedy and his wife, Sandy of Mars, and nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service at the Mars United Presbyterian Church, 232 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Nathan Esser, pastor, officiating. Memorials may be made to Bridges Hospice, 1200 Gulf Lab Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15238. 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=e56d342052Obituary for H. Lynn MaihleH. Lynn Maihle, age 93, of Valencia, died Thursday morning, September 4, 2014, at LAS St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars. Born in Adena, Ohio on August 31, 1921, he was the son of the late Allen Franklin and Edna Fague Maihle. Lynn had been a Millwright for Halstead Industries in Zelienople. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during W.W. II. He was a member of the Valencia Presbyterian Church. Surviving are three sons, Bruce L. Maihle of Valencia, David K. Maihle and his wife, Christine of Bangor, PA and Jay A. Maihle and his wife, Tammy of Valencia, his granddaughter, Emma Maihle, a sister, Ruth Stephenson of West Sunbury, three brothers, Fred Maihle of Meridian, Gene Maihle and his wife, June of Tucson, AZ, and Evan Maihle and his wife, Carol of Jersey Shore, PA, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Hill Maihle, who he married on September 16, 1947 and who died on February 28, 2010, by his sisters, Louise, Betty and Frieda and his brothers, Bert, Carl and Pete. Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Sunday from 6-8:30 PM. Services will follow at 8:30 PM at the funeral home with Rev. James Kirk, pastor of the Valencia Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to the Valencia Presbyterian Church, 80 Sterrett St. Valencia, PA 16059. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=4d71341410Obituary 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=b3ee339662