by Carol Thompson
Oswego County Clerk George Williams died yesterday. Williams, 77, had been reportedly ill for some time and been hospitalized in recent weeks, according to county employees.
Williams also served as a past chairman of the Oswego County Republican Committee.
Oswego County Republican Committee Chairman Michael Backus said the news of Williams’ death will be met with heartfelt sympathy by those who knew him.
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Oswego County Clerk George Williams,” Backus said. “George made an indelible mark on our community and served this county for over 30 years.”
Backus added, “My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Norma (Williams’ wife) and the family.”
Minority Leader Mike Kunzwiler said he too was sad to hear of Williams passing. “He served the public for many years,” he said.
County employees were notified of his death this morning.
The governor will name a replacement for Williams. In the meantime, Deputy Clerk Georgiana Mansfield will oversee the office.