Galen Glick Craun,
Galen Glick Craun,
  • November 23, 1945 - February 1, 2017
  • Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Dr. Galen Glick Craun, Jr., 71, of Harrisonburg passed away on February 1, 2017 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

He was born on November 23, 1945 in Richmond and was the son of the late Dr. Galen G. Craun, Sr. and Beulah Spencer Craun.

Dr. Craun graduated from Turner Ashby High School in 1964 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bridgewater College in 1968. He taught Biology at Fauquier High School from 1968-1971. He entered the University of Virginia, School of Medicine in 1971 and earned a doctorate of Medicine in 1974.

Dr. Craun completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgical residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD from 1974-1979. He served as assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1979-1981.

He returned to Harrisonburg in 1981 where he practiced orthopedic surgery for 24 years as an active staff member of the Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He retired in 2005.

Dr. Craun was a member of the Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren and later the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. He was also a member of the Medical Society of Virginia, Rockingham Medical Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, American Medical Association, National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Lawn Society at UVA and the Founders Society at Bridgewater College.

He is survived by his wife, the former, Susan Eleanor Logan, of Bridgewater.

Also surviving are two sons, Galen G. Craun, III of Winston-Salem, NC and Austin L. Craun of Richmond; a brother, William A. Craun, II of Harrisonburg; a sister, Karen C. Kable of High Point, NC; four granddaughters, Katherine and Ashley Craun of Winston-Salem, NC and Campbell and Charlotte Craun of Richmond; a sister-in-law, Margaret Vincie and her husband, John of The Plains, VA.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 pm, on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. The casket will be closed.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Jeff Carr officiating. Private burial will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Bridgewater.

The family would like to thank the medical staff at the University of Virginia Health System for their care, guidance and counsel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sentara-RMH Medical Center, c/o RMH Foundation, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, 1700 Reservoir St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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