Republican Congressman from Syracuse passes away

George Wortley

George Wortley, the longtime Republican Congressman from Syracuse, passed away Tuesday morning.

Wortley served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1989. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1948.

Wortley was born in Syracuse and was President of the Manlius Publishing Corporation prior to becoming a congressman.

A Syracuse University representative confirmed that Wortley died Tuesday morning in a hospice near his home in Ft. Lauderdale. Wortley was 87 years old.