STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Longtime Mayor of Sterling Heights, Richard Notte, has passed away at the age of 76-years-old.
Mayor Richard J. Notte passed away this morning, Tuesday, October 28th at his residence in Sterling Heights following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Mayor Notte was 76 years old.
A beloved fixture in Sterling Heights municipal government for over thirty years, Notte was serving his 11th two-year term as mayor. He previously served ten years as a member of the city council prior to becoming the first mayor to be directly elected by a vote of the city electorate.
Notte took a leave of absence in August to focus on his battle with pancreatic cancer.
The current mayor pro-tem, Michael Taylor, will remain in that office until the city council appoints someone to fill the vacancy. The council has 60 days to make a decision.