A community leader, business owner and former pro football player has died.
Former two term Millcreek school board member Mike Palermo passed away Thursday evening.
Erie County coroner Lyell Cook says the death was reported at 5:23 by the Saint Vincent Hospital emergency room.
Cook says Palermo most likely died of a heart attack.
While on the Millcreek school board , Palermo also served as board president.
A standout football player, he made it to the NFL, playing for the New Orleans Saints.
Mike Palermo leaves behind a wife and two children.
He was 45 years old.