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November 25, 2020

John Greenlaw remembered for work, mentoring


John Wesley Greenlaw III, 63, died Nov. 3 at the University of Washington Medical Center after complications with heart and kidney failure, according to an obituary written by the family.

Greenlaw was vice president of The Greenbusch Group of Seattle, the firm said in a statement. A fourth generation Washington resident, he was born on Sept. 8, 1957. His early years were spent in Elma, where his father was a veterinarian.

Greenlaw attended the University of Washington earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering and was president of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. In 1989, he and business partner Julie Wiebusch founded The Greenbusch Group, providing mechanical design and acoustical consulting services to projects in the Pacific Northwest.

Greenlaw was principal engineer for the firm's mechanical department for over 30 years. He was involved in the construction of schools, apartments, civic and public projects familiar throughout the region, the firm said in the statement.

Greenlaw loved his work, had a great sense of humor, was a teacher and mentor to an extensive group of staff and made many friends over his four decades in engineering. He recently announced his planned retirement and transition plans had been underway the past year, the firm said.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, working on cars, riding motorcycles and coaching baseball.

He is survived by his wife Christine Greenlaw, their sons Patrick and Marshall, and extended family.

Private memorial services were held Nov. 12, arranged through Beck's Funeral Home in Edmonds. Here is a livestream recording and tribute wall link: http://tinyurl.com/y57vk3pt.

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