Bellefonta County Medical Examiner Ed Denton was found dead in his office on Sunday.
Denton, 66, died Sunday at Bellefontains Hospital.
He was a veteran of the Chicago Fire Department, a civilian medical examiner, and was appointed Bellefontine County Medical Examiners chief in May.
He was also the chief medical examiner for the City of Chicago.
Denton is survived by his wife of 30 years, Janice; son Jason; daughter Stephanie; grandchildren John and Jill; great-grandchildren Brandon and Ashley; and two great-nephews.
The cause of death was undetermined.