Rochester, NY -- Rochester's new Mayor, Lovely Warren, says her grandfather, Cecil McClary, has passed away.
McClary suffered a stroke Christmas Eve and remained hospitalized until his death.
Warren said in a tweet Thursday "Grandpa said goodbye at around 11. Thank you all for your prayers. The doors of heaven opened and called their angel home."
McClary was 87, and Warren spoke many times about how he inspired her to become a public servant. He stood with her during her recent primary and election victory celebrations. Warren took the oath of office as mayor at his bedside early Wednesday morning.