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8/11/15

Death of a Class Wife - Margaret J. (Peg) Greenlaw - 5th Co.




Margaret J. (Peg) Greenlaw, 81, a resident of Severna Park for 50 years, passed away suddenly on August 5, 2015 due to complications related to a fall she suffered in February.
Peg was born on November 8, 1933 in Everett, Massachusetts to the late Josephine and Thomas Toomey. She was raised in Lynn, MA and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lynn in1951. Following her marriage to Bill Greenlaw, she lived in Newport, RI, New London, CT, Pearl Harbor, HI, Saratoga Springs, NY, and Milan and Cleveland, OH before settling down in Severna Park.
Peg was an avid Navy supporter, including sponsoring Midshipmen and attending almost every home football game with Bill since 1965 and right up to the final home game of the 2014 season.  Peg was an outgoing, vivacious, fun-loving wife, mother, and friend to everyone she met. She was always active in neighborhood affairs including the Oakleigh Forest and Colchester Garden Clubs and several bridge groups. She just plain enjoyed life. However, her family was always the most important thing in her life. As an example, she spent countless hours chauffeuring her children to, and attending, countless Oakleigh Forest and "Navy Junior" swim team practices and meets without complaint (except perhaps for the 0600 reveille involved in getting them to the Navy outdoor swim team practices in the summer). And once her children had grown up she made it a point to attend virtually every scholastic and sporting event in which her two grandsons were involved.
Besides her loving husband of over 60 years Peg is survived by three daughters, Martha Dix of Myrtle Beach, SC, Mary Greenlaw of Severna Park, and Kathleen Cerny and her husband, Michael, of Arnold; one son, William Thomas Greenlaw, of Abingdon and his wife, Ellen; two grandchildren, Matthew Cerny and his wife, Theresa along with their daughter Madison (Peg's great-granddaughter), of Arnold and Andrew Cerny of Annapolis. Peg was the oldest of nine siblings. Two of them, one sister and one brother predeceased her but she is survived by four sisters and two brothers, all of which live in Massachusetts.
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 18th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Barranco & Sons, P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Hwy, in Severna Park.
Family and friends should meet at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 19th at 11:00 AM to proceed together to the U.S. Naval Academy for the funeral service at the USNA Columbarium at 11:30 AM. Following the service, at 12 noon, all family and friends are cordially invited to a reception and lunch at the "Naval Academy Club."
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made at the Alzheimer's Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093; the Naval Academy Foundation; or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com

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