Lifelong Butler, PA, resident \nWayne Russell Cypher, 93, went to be with his Lord \non June 22, 2021, at 6:40 a.m. from Concordia \nLutheran Ministries at The Orchard. \n\n\nMr. Cypher was born July 24, 1927, in Butler to \nCharles Russell Cypher and Clara Imogene (Maharg) \nCypher. He was married on June 29, 1951, to Evelyn \nMarie (Oesterling) Cypher. \n\n\nWhile in high school, he was the bass player in \nWilliam Perry's Four O' Clock Orchestra. After \ngraduating from Butler High School in 1945, Wayne \nserved as a corporal in the 1103rd Army Air Corps. \nHe was a lifelong railfan and desired to pursue \nbecoming a railroad engineer. He instead entered \nPenn State University and graduated in 1951, earning \nhis bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He was a \nsurveyor and engineer with Greenough-McMahon for \nseveral years and began working for ARMCO in 1958 as \na mechanical engineer until his retirement in 1991.\nWayne was a talented musician and enjoyed a wide \nvariety of pastimes which included railroading, \ngardening, piano playing, reading and travel.\n\n\nWayne grew up in the Calvary Presbyterian Church in \nButler. After marriage, he and Evelyn attended St. \nMark's Lutheran Church, where he was active in \nSunday School as a teacher, superintendent, and on \nthe church council for many years. \n \n\nIn later years, they were \nmembers of St. Luke's Lutheran church in Hannahstown, \nPA, where Wayne led Bible studies and acted as a \nconsulting engineer when the new school was built. \nMr. Cypher was a member of the Butler County Camp \nGideon's International for over 50 years. He also \nwas active in the Slippery Rock Bible Conference for \nseveral years.\n\n\nHe is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, \nEvelyn Marie Oesterling Cypher, and their three sons \nand spouses, Robert and Gina, Wesley and Deanna and \nRussell and Mary; his beloved 19 grandchildren and \n14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his \ntwo brothers, James R. Cypher and Kenneth R. Cypher, \ntheir wives, and numerous beloved nieces and \nnephews. \n\n\nFamily and friends of Wayne will be received Friday, \nJune 25, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and \nSaturday, June 26, 2021, 10:00 am until time of \nservice at 11:00 a.m. at Thompson-Miller Funeral \nHome, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA 16001 \nwith Pastor Jared Townley, officiating. \n\n\n\nInterment will follow at the Old Brownsdale \nCemetery, 119 Brownsdale Road, Butler, PA. 16002.\n\n\n\nDonations may be made to The Gideon's International, \nPO Box 140800, Nashville, TN for Bible placement.