Laverne “Ben” N. Benner, 69, of Oakford, passed away on May 3, 2008.  He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Young.  He is survived by his long time companion Martha Opaliski, his children Scott Benner, Brian Benner, and Robert Benner, his step children Sharon Young, Patti Young, and Ronald Young, his sister Janet Leedom, and his grandchildren Calvin Young, Cole Benner, Arden Benner, and Sophia Grace Benner.  Ben was a volunteer Fire Firefighter for 38 years.  He loved collecting model trains, gardening, fishing, and camping.  Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday May 6, 2008 from 930am to 1030am at the John J. Bryers Funeral Home, 406 N Easton Rd., Willow Grove PA 19090.  Funeral Service to follow at 1030am.  Interment to be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Feasterville Fire Company, 20 Irving Pl, Feasterville, PA 19053.  www.bryersfh.com