The man who was seated as Susquehanna County’s District Attorney just last year has passed away.

According to the paid obituary, Robert Klein of New Milford passed away December 27 surrounded by family and following a brief illness. He was 53.

Klein issued a media statement this past July revealing he had neck cancer and was undergoing treatment while keeping the D.A. office operating normally.

County officials have told media outlets that there have been no solid plans made to seat a new District Attorney.

Klein is survived by a wife and three children.