Family and friends came together in Lehigh County on Thursday to honor the life of a long-serving public official.

A funeral service was held for Alburtis Mayor Robert Mader, who passed away last month at the age of 77.

Mader was the mayor of Alburtis for the past five years. He also served on borough council and had worked with the Alburtis Fire Department for close to 40 years.

Mader was laid to rest with fire department and military honors at the Lehigh Zion Cemetery in Alburtis.