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John Fetcho

John D. Fetcho, 84, of Hoopers Island passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his home with the love and support of his family by his side.
Born on October 28, 1932 in Brownfield, PA., he was the son of the late John I. and Ora Doyle Fetcho.
He attended the local schools and graduated from South Union in Uniontown,PA with the class of 1950.
John entered the U.S. Army in 1953 and proudly served his country as a CPL (T) for two years. He received the Good Conduct and National Defense Service Medal.
In 1979 John moved to the Eastern Shore from Glen Burnie. On July 1, 1979 he married the former Shirley Justice. Together they made their home on Hoopers Island. John very much loved the island, the life style and its people. He had built three houses on the island and started and operated Island Pride Grocery for 23 years. John was very well liked and respected by the community and honored to have left his mark on the area he loved so dearly. John also co-owned and co-operated Waterman’s Cove in Salisbury for over 15 years. John was an avid hunter, hunting in Canada, Mexico and all over the United States. He would rather hunt than eat or sleep.
John was a member of Hosier Memorial Methodist Church, American Legion Post #91, Cambridge Moose Lodge #1211, Hoopers Island Vol. Fire Co., National Turkey Foundation, National Rifle Association and the Elk Foundation.
Surviving John besides his wife Shirley are his children Kimberly Waldt (Jobi) of Baltimore, Michelle Bramble (Jeff) of Pocomoke, and William (Bunky) Horsey (Virginia) of Iowa; grandchildren Matthew and Seth Ruble, Cotie Lyn, Temujin and Hunter Horsey, Tara and Brett Bramble; great grandchildren Anthony Ruble and Christian Mercedes. John is also survived by a bonus son, John Short who was thought of as his very own.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was a sister and brother-in-law Wanda Jean and Fred (Bo) Johns.
A viewing and visitation with family will be held on Wednesday evening, June 7, 2017 at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge from 6-8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the funeral home beginning 1 p.m. with Rev. Doug Ridley and Les Hutton officiating.
Family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park with military honors.
Serving as pallbearers will be Bryan Hall, Joe Hayden, Phil Jones, Harry Phillips, Joe Ruark and Eddie Dean.
Honorary pallbearers will be Calvin Travers, Sam Brooks and Greg Burton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent in John’s name to Hoopers Island Vol. Fire Co., c/o Rosemary Dean, P.O. Box 125, Fishing Creek, MD 21634 or Hosier Memorial Methodist Church, P.O. Box 41, Fishing Creek, MD 21622 or Coastal Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.
To share online condolences with the family please visit www.newcombcollins.com

Viewing and Visitation with Family

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ,Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613

Viewing and Visitation with Family

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ,Thursday, June 8, 2017
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613

Funeral Service

1:00 PM ,Thursday, June 8, 2017
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613

Committal Service with Military Honors

2:15 PM ,Thursday, June 8, 2017
Dorchester Memorial Park
5391 Aireys Rd. Cambridge, MD 21613

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Extending deepest sympathy to family and friends in this time of sorrow. Please find comfort in knowing that soon all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus' voice and come out. (John 5:28,29) Until that blessed day, may Jehovah, the God of all comfort, grant you peace while many fond memories warm your hearts.

Annie Wingfield Jul 31 2017 12:00 AM

Mr. John will be missed by so many, the island lost another great person. Sending love thoughts and prayers. Holly (Phillips) Huffer and Jeff Huffer

Holly Huffer Jun 9 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, John was a wonderful man.

Rita Shockley Foskey Jun 8 2017 12:00 AM

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one. At difficult times like this we realize how precious and fragile life can surely be (James 4:14). As your family and friends comfort one another, as a neighbor I pray you also be comforted by the sure hope the Bible gives us for all those who have died (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). As recorded in the Bible, Jesus promised that one day he was going to bring back to life all those who have died (John 5:28, 29). That is why he encourages all of us to exercise faith in that promise, the life that Jesus gave in our behalf, and be blessed as we see that promise fulfilled (John 11:25; 3:16). The Bible makes it clear that death is an "enemy" not only to mankind, but also to Almighty God (1 Corinthians 15:26). That is also why God promises to remove forever all the pain, suffering, wickedness, and death that mankind has had to endure for thousands of years (Revelation 21:3-5; Psalm 37:10,11,29). At that time soon, as the Bible indicates, both the living and the dead who are brought back to life will enjoy life, everlasting life, as God originally purposed for this earth thousands of years ago in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1:28; Jeremiah 29:11). What a glorious day that will be for mankind who are doing what God asks of us, namely that we simply do His Will, not our own (1 John 2:17; 5:3; Proverbs 3:5,6). Please read and meditate on all these scriptures in your Bible and be comforted and blessed (Psalm 1:1-3; John 17:3). Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

George Ragusa Jun 8 2017 12:00 AM

Kimmy, we are so sorry for your loss. We love you dearly.

Joe, Debbie and Jacob Muir Jun 8 2017 12:00 AM

Kim, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Ginger & Darren Coppersmith Jun 7 2017 12:00 AM

Mr. John was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed on the island. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Nicole Foxwell Jun 7 2017 12:00 AM

Thinking of your family during this very difficult time.

Tracey Jessilonis Jun 7 2017 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear about Mr. John.You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

John,Carol and John Lane Jr. Jun 7 2017 12:00 AM

My heart is breaking for you Kimmy :-( I'm sending my love & prayers to you & your family. Love Debby

Debra Fraley Cain Jun 7 2017 12:00 AM

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