Dr. John C. Shook, VMD April 12, 1922 March 30, 2013 Veterinarian Dr. John C. Shook, VMD, of Mechanicsburg (originally Spring Mills) passed away March 30, 2013, at The Fairways in State College at 90 years of age. Born April 12, 1922, to John Gross and Cora Corman Shook of Spring Mills, John was in the Class of 1939 from Gregg Township Vocational School and a 1942 graduate of Penn State. He served in Germany during WWII with the 138th US Army Evacuation Hospital. After completion of his V.M.D at the University of Pennsylvania in 1948, John opened his own large animal practice in Spring Mills. He then moved into regulatory service, where his life's work focused on the control and/or eradication of such animal diseases as hog cholera, brucellosis, tuberculosis, avian influenza, etc. John served as the State Veterinarian of Pennsylvania, and later the State Veterinarian of Maryland as well. He was a former President and long time Treasurer for the US Animal Health Association. He had a passion for golf and dachshunds. John was preceded in death by wife, Jean Watts Shook, as well as brothers Nevin and Justin. He is survived by son, John C. (and wife, Sandy), of Spring Mills, son Terry C. (and wife Dawn), of Annville; three grandsons, John S., Todd A. (and wife, Maryann) and Neil C. Shook; and two great-granddaughters, Teresa and Taylor Shook. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send all gifts to Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Apr. 2, 2013