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SGM Clarence Lewis Fagan

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SGM Clarence Lewis Fagan, USA Retired, 12/09/1930- 07/30/2005. Lost his battle with cancer at the home he shared with his wife, and joined his father Clarence, mother Alma, and little brother Jimmy, in the arms of our Lord. SGM Fagan accrued 45 years of Federal Service, 16 as a civilian worker and 29 years of active and reserve military combined. He received the Army Commendation Medal, for Meritorious Achievement in the Republic of Vietnam in 1969; Bronze Star Medal, for Meritorious Achievement in Ground Operations Against Hostile Forces in 1969; Meritorious Service Medal in 1972; Joint Service Commendation Medal in 1975; Army Commendation Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) in 1976; Meritorious Service Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster in 1979); Defense Meritorious Service Medal in 1980; Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award in 1996. At age 13, while growing up in poverty during the depression, he made a decision to forge a better life for himself. Through hard work, dedication, determination and a positive attitude, he did indeed forge that life. He taught us that we could do whatever we set our minds to do, not by words but by example. He genuinely enjoyed the company of others and his cheerful outlook and infectious smile won him many friends. Always willing to help others in many diverse ways, is one small example of his kindness. Throughout his illness, he continued to exhibit his positive attitude, never complaining, always more concerned for those he loved and how his illness affected them. He will be deeply missed. Mr. Fagan is survived by his wife, Wakako Fagan; aunt, Mickey Thornton; sister, Reba Condra and Jerry; brother, Don Fagan; daughter, Kay Bell and Terry; son, Rodney Janzen and Dee; daughter, Lynne Lawson and Tracy; daughter, Patti Wilk and Michael; grandchildren, Michael Bell, Nicole and husband Mark Waugaman, Michael and Lexi Broils, Mandy Wilk, and Danny Janzen; great grandchildren, Trevor and Melina, Lucas and Paul; nephews and niece, Jerry, Gregg, Todd, Tara, Michael and Brandon. A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, August 10th at 10:00 A.M. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. Chaplain Broedell officiating.

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  1. Although we are unknown to you, we are very appreciative of SGM Fagan’s service to his fellow Americans. Were it not for his direct and personal dedication to people he would never know and our very unique American way of life would not exist. Bless you all at this moment of your grief. The Wood Family San Antonio, TX

  2. May it ease your sadness a bit to know that your precious memories will always be a bridge between this world and the next, between your loved one and you. I am glad that I had the pleasure of meeting Clarence when he came to PA. Kay, I am sorry for the loss of your dad, and Don & Reba, the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. To the Fagan family, Clarence was a wonderful man. Will miss his smile. We know he is home with the Lord. Wakako and family God will keep you in his love until you see Clarence again. Take care of each other as Clarence would.

  4. Clarence was indeed a very special person. His kind and gentle manner will always be memorable. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family.

  5. Wakako, Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved husband. Please remember you are not alone….. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Dearest Wakako, My thoughts are with you in this time of sadness. May God bless you and grant you peace and comfort. Joyce

  7. Dear Ones: May you find solace in knowing that your loved one is experiencing the peace of God that passeth all understanding at this time. And may you feel that peace in your lives also.

  8. Dear Wakako and family: I was so sorry to learn of your husband’s death. May God be with you and grant you peace during this difficult time. You will be in my prayers. I was your Ukulele teacher at Lion’s Field. I knew your husband was quite ill and had not seen you in a long time. But I surely did think about you. Again, my deepest sympathy. Betty Ludwig

  9. Dear Fagan Family, Please know that my family and I are praying for you and your family during your time of sadness. With sympathy, Jim & Christi Ryan May God embrace your family with Love and Grace.

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