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Dean Raifsnider, Berks sheriff's deputy, loses battle with cancer

Published On: Feb 25 2014 03:52:00 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 25 2014 05:48:40 PM EST

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

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.

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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.