Rochester, NY -- The communications director at City Hall has confirmed that Rochester Mayor Tom Richards' son, Matthew, has passed away after a five-year battle with cancer.
His death came less than a week after his father (pictured at left) discontinued his campaign for re-election, citing a family health issue.
An obituary at the Anthony Funeral and Cremation Chapels website says Matthew Richards died peacefully Monday. He leaves behind his wife and two sons.
A wake is planned for Thursday at the funeral chapel. A private memorial will be held at a later date.