Husband of Georgia city’s first mayor dies at 97

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Funeral services and burial will be private for a Georgia city’s "first man."

Dr. John Galambos, who was married for six decades to Sandy Spring’s first mayor — Eva Galambos — died of natural causes Wednesday. He was 97.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Eva Galambos advocated for the creation of the city and triggered the cityhood movement in the mid-2000s. She died in 2015.

Sandy Springs’ current mayor, Rusty Paul, confirmed Galambos’ death in a statement Thursday, calling it a loss for the city. He described him as the backbone for the former mayor. Paul says it was his "steady strength and devotion that contributed" to her success.

A Jewish native of Hungary, Galambos survived Germany’s Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where author Anne Frank was killed.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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