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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
Fax: 717-532-8471
Dr. John Fague

Dr. John W. Fague

Saturday, April 4th, 1925 - Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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Dr. John W. Fague, 95, of Shippensburg passed away the morning of Monday, November 23, 2020 at his home.

He was born Saturday, April 4, 1925 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Charles and Dorothy (Cruser) Fague.

Dr. Fague graduated from the Pennsylvania State College and went on to complete his studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary, graduating in 1951. He practiced veterinary medicine in the Shippensburg area since 1951. Dr. Fague was a trustee at the Shippensburg Public Library, Shippensburg Historical Society, and the Antietam Humane Society. He was a past president of the Cumberland Valley Veterinary Association, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medicine Association, American Veterinary Medicine Association, and Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. Dr. Fague was also a WWII Army veteran and a Bronze Star Medal recipient. He served in General George S. Patton’s Third Army and in the Battle of the Bulge.

He is survived by his wife, Treva R. Fague; three sons, Michael (Jill) and Philip (Ann) Fague, both of Shippensburg, and Jeff (Susan) Fague of Danville; one daughter, Peggy Jo Fague of South Portland, ME; six grandchildren, Kaitie, Kevin, Stacey, Kelsey, Colleen, and Jenna; four great grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth Weller of Chambersburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years, Louise Reddig Fague, and one sister, Eleanor Ann Kartlick.

There will be no public viewing or funeral service at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Road West, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or the Shippensburg Public Library, 73 West King Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

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    Spring Hill Cemetery
    114 North Morris St.
    shippensburg, PA 17257
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John Dillner

Posted at 10:54pm
Dr Fague was not only my vet for a while,but shared his experiences of WW2 and fighting at the bulge with me ,as I have always been interested in Military History and WW2. He seldom spoke to others of how he suffered immensely fighting in one of the most brutal battles,and coldest winters in European history. I will always cherish his candor he shared of the loss of a close friend during the war,and hopefully they will be reunited on the other side, forever young,and enjoying seeing one another again. I will drop in on you any time I am home to pay my continual respect at your final resting place,and may you rest in peace for a job well done and a life lived fully in memory of those who did not return who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Without those sacrifices we would not be free today. Thank you Dr. Fague,for your service to our country,to us as a sincerely kind veterinarian who cared for our animal family members as if they were his, and to all who fought and died so that we may live free. I will never forget you. My deepest sympathy to all your family and children several of which I went to school with over 40 years ago who were always very nice people of the highest integrity, like youself. John Dillner Boulder,Co.

Tom and Deb Kennedy

Posted at 09:16am
Condolences to the family. I know Doc preferred small animals, but he would always take a look at my horse when needed. Of course, I will never forget the pet skunk.

Jo Anne Coy

Posted at 07:46am
Doc Fague was a regular in our lives as he cared for our dogs for many years. We loved seeing him at various events and social activities throughout town. We respected him as a veteran who served his country and was very proud of it. We enjoyed his writings, especially those about the history of our area.
And what I couldn't help thinking was how crowded it must have been on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge when Don got there and was greeted by all the pets who appreciated his care over the years. To the entire Fague family, relish your memories of John, and may they bring you peace.

Debra Knutelsky

Posted at 08:16am
Dr. Fague was an American Hero. He served his country, community and most of all his family. Dr. Fague will be missed in many ways and each and everyone of us have our own experiences and memories. One of mine is we shared the same birthday, April 4. He often told me great people were born on that day and I didn't disagree with him. Debbie and I are honored to be apart of the Fague family and to have had many years with Dr. Fague. Fague family you are the BEST. Stay safe and cherish those memories.

John and Debbie Knutelsky

Bobbie Garling-Myers

Posted at 11:27am
I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences to the entire family. He was such a good man and so good with all of my pets. He will be missed!
Bobbie Garling-Myers

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