WILLIAMSPORT - Nelson F. Deal resigned from the Williamsport Town Council on Monday because of health problems, Mayor James G. McCleaf II said Thursday.
"I have now approached a life of over 76 years with certain deteriorating non-repairable parts that are resulting in an unacceptable level of responsible work," Deal wrote in his resignation letter.
Deal, who did not return a message left at his home Thursday, was elected in 2005.
McCleaf said Gloria J. Bitner has agreed to fill the remaining two years of Deal's term. If the rest of the council approves her appointment during Monday's meeting, Bitner will be sworn in.
She was on the council for 14 years, but didn't run for re-election in March, saying she was gearing up for retirement and planning to spend more time with her family.