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Fredericksburg mayor’s husband has died

Mayor Tom Tomzak (center) looks on as Mary Katherine Greenlaw is sworn in as the new mayor of Fredericksburg in July 2012. Wilson Greenlaw, Mary Katherine's husband, holds the Bible. The Bible was Mary Katherine Greenlaw's mother's Bible. (Suzanne Carr Rossi/The Free Lance-Star)

Mayor Tom Tomzak (center) looks on as Mary Katherine Greenlaw is sworn in as the new mayor of Fredericksburg in July 2012. Wilson Greenlaw, Mary Katherine’s husband, holds the Bible. The Bible was Mary Katherine Greenlaw’s mother’s Bible. (Suzanne Carr Rossi/The Free Lance-Star)

Wilson H. Greenlaw, husband of Fredericksburg Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw, has died, city officials said this morning.

He had recently been in hospice care at Mary Washington Hospital. He had suffered from Parkinson’s disease.

Greenlaw, who was in his 70s, was a native of Stafford County, growing up in the Hartwood area and interested in farming from his youth.

In 1962, he spent about six months in England and Wales as an International Farm Youth Exchange delegate.

Two years later, he graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a degree in animal science.

He made two unsuccessful bids for the Hartwood District seat on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors. He first ran in 1967, at the age of 26. He ran again four years later.

Greenlaw operated  550-acre “Park Farm” in Hartwood, raising beef cattle, pigs and small grain until retirement.

He and Mary Katherine Greenlaw have four sons.

Information on a memorial service was not yet available.

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