A longtime Saxonburg volunteer firefighter and former veteran of the year has died.
Ben Cypher passed away Thursday.
He had a lifetime commitment to fire safety, including serving as a member of the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Department for 65 years. Cypher was also the first ever State Master Fire Instructor in Butler County.
He was also named the Butler County Veteran of the Year in 2015; Cypher served in the Marines in Korea from 1953 to 1956.
Friends will be received at Fox Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A funeral will be held at St. Francis Assisi (former St. Joseph’s in Cabot) on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Cypher was 86.