A Lifelong Mars resident, John C. Hanovick, President and Supervisor of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc., became associated with the funeral home in 1976 while in Mars High School, where he graduated in 1978. In 1982, he graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and became a licensed funeral director in 1983. After 27 years with the funeral home, he purchased it on January 1,2003.
He married the former Ann Rude on June 2, 1984. They have two daughters, Emily Gasse and Abby Harting. They are members of St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church in Mars. Ann works in the office at the funeral home and is responsible for the Video Tribute Program. Emily and Abby both help at the funeral home. Emily is a graduate of Gannon University and is a Teacher at St. Alphonsus School in Wexford. She married Luc Gasse on September 20, 2014 and they live in Robinson Twp. Abby is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Nursing and was married on September 1, 2012. She and her husband, Drew, live in Avon, Ohio, where he is an Air Traffic Controller and she is a Registered Nurse. Abby and Drew welcomed a son on November 24, 2014-Henrik Drew Harting, born in Leesburg.
John is active in many organizations in the Community. He is a member and former Treasurer of the Rich-Mar Rotary Club, where he is a Paul Harris Fellow. He is a member and past President of the Board of Directors of Mars Housing at Penn-Mar Plaza, and a charter social member of the Treesdale Country Club. He is a Charter Member of Holy Sepulcher Knights of Columbus Council #10175. In April of 2014, after completing training at the State Police Academy in Hershey, PA, John was appointed the Chief Deputy Coroner of Butler County.
He is a member of the Butler County Funeral Directors Association, where he is a past president, a member of both the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association, and a member of the Pennsylvania State Coroner's Association.
A licensed Insurance Agent, he represents Columbian Life Insurance and is a Notary Public. He also serves on the Board of Directors and is Superintendant of the Mars Cemetery Association and the West Union Cemetery Association.
Kenneth L. Renfrew is the funeral director’s assistant and is a lifelong resident of Valencia, PA. He has been with the funeral home since 1985. He has three children, Laura, Sarah and Robert Renfrew.
Tom McKeon is a funeral home attendant and driver. He and his wife, Mary Ann live in Mars and attend St. Kilian Church.
Bill Engeman is a funeral home attendant and driver. He and his wife, Pauline, live in Wexford.
Jay Wilson is a funeral home attendant and driver. He and his wife, Ruth, live in Mars and are members of the Mars United Presbyterian Church.
Wayne Davidson is a funeral home attendant and driver. He and his wife, Kay, live in Mars and are members of Old Union Presbyterian Church.