Dr. Galen Glick Craun, Jr.

November 23, 1945February 1, 2017

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. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Visitation

    Monday, February 6, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Dr. Galen Glick Craun, Jr.

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Brenda Merica

February 7, 2017

Please tell Bill that I tried to get in touch with him concerning his brother and I have lost his phone number. I worked with him at Belk a few years ago and so enjoyed him. I met his brother a few times and enjoyed him whenever he came to shop. Please tell Bill that Brenda wants to get in touch with him. Please accept my sympathy. Home 540/652-1102 or Cell 540/460-2787 Thank you.

Lawrence Johnson

February 7, 2017

Susan, I am saddened to learn of the death of Galen. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Larry Johnson

Ron and Vi Cox

February 6, 2017

Susan and family, Sorry to learn of Galen's passing. We are traveling and will not be able to attend services. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

February 6, 2017

Dear Susan,
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Galen. My prayers are with you, especially for the strength of awesome memories to last a lifetime! We are out of town and will miss the services, but my thoughts are with you.
Cathy Slusher

jim benson

February 6, 2017

Susan, so sorry to learn of Galen's passing. I was treated by his father several times when I was playing football at B.C. Galen was so much like him.

In sympathy,

Jim Benson

February 6, 2017

Susan, William and family, Our hearts are with you.

Carl and Gail Craun Garrison, Fredericksburg, Virginia

February 6, 2017

Dear Susan and family,

I will always remember Galen as a friend and fellow surgeon. We enjoyed visiting at the bay and talking about boating and fishing.
I admired his independence and focus on his patients.
I am so sorry for your loss.

Gene Harper

Montie and Barbara Blakey

February 6, 2017

Susan: Our hearts are heavy having just learned of the death of your dear husband. We are sending our deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family, along with hugs of comfort and much love.

Danny Shull

February 5, 2017

Sue, I haven't seen you and G G for far too long. You have my utmost sympathy. I am praying for you. All the best.
Danny Shull

Deborah Gill

February 5, 2017

Dr. Craun was a Great Orthopedic Doctor. Thanks to having 3 knee surgeries by Doctor Craun, II was able to enjoy life much better. I have great Admiration and Respect for him. May God bless and be with the family!