Greenfield mayor dies at age 66

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GREENFIELD (Dec. 10, 2013) – Greenfield Mayor Dick Pasco has died.

Pasco, who was diagnosed with a recurrence of liver cancer last week, died at home at the age of 66.

According to the Greenfield Daily Reporter, Pasco had suffered from the ailment in the past and battled liver problems since before his election in 2011. Pasco had returned home to undergo hospice care and elected not to seek treatment, the newspaper reported.

According to the website for the Greenfield Mayor’s Office, Pasco’s term was set to expire in January 2016.

Pasco lived in Greenfield for most of his life and served for four years in the U.S. Navy. His family includes his wife Joan, daughters Jennifer Pasco-Beck and Patricia, and son Richard Pasco II.

His work for the city began in 1972 when he was appointed to the Greenfield Park Board. He later served as a council member and worked for Kiwanis International. Other jobs included positions on the Greenfield Planning Commission, Council for Economic Development, United Way, Greenfield Country Club and Hancock Boys and Girls Club.