Former Girard mayor passes away

GIRARD, Ohio (WKBN) – A former mayor and police officer for the city of Girard has died.

Vincent Schuyler, 78, also known as “Sonny,” passed away Wednesday following a stroke.

Schuyler was mayor of Girard from 1992 to 2000. He also served as a member of the police force.

In recent years, Schuyler worked with senior citizens through the Trumbull County Sheriff’s office. Mayor Jim Melfi said Schuyler was a public fixture who will be missed.

“He was a terrific person. I don’t know if there is a person out there that didn’t smile at the thought of Sonny or bumped into him because he smiled back at everybody,” said Melfi. “We are saddened today in Girard with the loss of Sonny Schuyler.”

Flags are flying at half-staff in Girard in honor of Schuyler until his funeral.

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