MOUNT AIRY, Md. (WJZ) — Months after he won re-election, Mount Airy Mayor Patrick Rockinberg has died. He was 58.
“His vibrant, positive personality, as well as his leadership, will be long remembered and greatly missed,” town officials said in a statement. “The Town passes along its deep condolences to Mayor Pat’s family and friends.”READ MORE: Man Shot, Critically Wounded In East Baltimore Saturday, Baltimore Police Say
Rockinberg led the town for 11 years. In March, he won his fourth term by just two votes.READ MORE: Fort McHenry Celebrates New Citizens, Defenders Day Saturday
His cause of death was not immediately disclosed. However, in 2018, Rockinberg took a brief leave of absence after surgery for esophogeal cancer.MORE NEWS: Man In Stable Condition After He Was Shot In Face While Driving Early Saturday
Under the town charter, Town Council President Jason Poirier will serve as mayor for the rest of Rockinberg’s term while remaining council president.