Former Port Chester Mayor Peter Iasillo passed away early Wednesday morning, according to Iasillo's friends and family.
As a trustee and mayor, Iasillo's career as a public servant in the village spanned more than two decades, but Iasillo was never far from the public eye. He wrote a book, "Was It Worth It?", detailing his time in public office, and remained active in Port Chester politics and public discussions until his death.
His son, Peter Iasillo Jr., left a message this morning on his Facebook page:
"Dad's gone. He went peacefully this morning at 5:49. I will post information about the wake and funeral home later today. Bye Pops. I love you."
The elder Iasillo, who was 82 years old, has been on life support since Feb. 2, and was resuscitated by hospital staff the following day.
Former colleagues, friends and acquaintances of the former mayor began leaving sympathy notes on Facebook this morning.
"He was a friend and a source of inspiration to all who knew him," Christopher Pierro Sr. wrote. "He will be sorely missed."
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