Schuylkill County Recorder of Deeds A. Matthew Dudish died today.
He had been recovering from a lung transplant in March.
Dudish, who was first elected in 1999, also owns a business in Pottsville, Anthracite Abstract Co.
The Hazleton Standard Speaker reported that Dudish, a nonsmoker, experienced shortness of breath, consulted a physician and learned he was suffering idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
He was reelected to his current position in 2011.