LAURELDALE, Pa. -

A Berks County deputy sheriff has lost his lengthy battle with cancer.

Dean Raifsnider died Tuesday at his home in Laureldale.

Raifsnider, 56, joined the sheriff's office as a deputy in 2009.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Calvary Lutheran Church, 1009 Elizabeth Ave., Laureldale. Raifsnider will be laid to rest March 8 in Forest Hills Memorial Park in Exeter Township.