Erin’s Town Supervisor has died, just weeks after being sworn in.
The Elmira Star-Gazette reports Richard Woolever passed away last Friday at Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 76.
Woolever had served as Town Justice from 1999 until last year, and had previously spent more than 30 years with the county Sheriff’s Department.
The Town Board appointed former Supervisor Dawn Schmidt to hold the post until the end of the year.
The Town will hold a special election in November to fill the rest of Woolever’s 3-year term.