Michael James Buben, “Mike”, passed away in the comfort of his Litchfield Park home on the eve of May 18th, 2023. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Mike spent his career in both agriculture as well as aerial photography. He was a pillar of the local farming community, and his friends spanned the nation through his aerial photography business. He was an avid golfer and a pilot, and enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends as well as riding his motorcycle around town. He was also especially handy, repairing airplanes as well as expanding his Litchfield Park home himself with his three sons, teaching them, valuable life skills and work ethic. He was also a mentor to young, aspiring aviators, showing them the ins and outs of an airplane and its inner workings. Mike is survived by his three sons, Michael, Austin, and Grant, his life partner, Sherri, as well as his brother, Steven, and sister, Debbie.