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Lovely Warren's Grandfather Has Died

The man who Rochester's new Mayor, Lovely Warren has described as a motivating force for her getting into politics, has died.

Her grandfather, 87 year old Cecil McClary has been hospitalized since Christmas Eve after suffering a massive stroke, and he died just after 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Warren tweeted that: "Grandpa said goodbye at around 11. Thank you all for your prayers. The doors of heaven opened and called their angel home."

Warren was sworn-in to office just after midnight on New Year's Day in her grandfather's hospital room, surrounded by dozens of family members.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.