Former York Mayor Roddey Connolly, who led the city for 11 years, died late Thursday, according to city officials.
Connolly was 78, according to officials at Bratton Funeral Home in York.
York Mayor Eddie Lee ordered that the city’s flags be lowered to half staff, in recognition of Connolly and his years of service to the city.
Lee defeated Connolly in a 2002 election.
Connolly was elected mayor in 1991, after serving as a York City Council member for six years.