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In Memoriam: Dr. James “Jimmy” Joseph Fargo

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Dr. James Joseph Fargo, DDS, aka Jimmy, 73, died on January 26, 2022 in Germantown, WI of complications from cancer.

Jim was with family and friends when he died at his brother John’s home.

Jim was born August 30, 1948 in Milwaukee, WI to Mary C (Frkovich) and Joseph J. Fargo. He graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee, class of 1966.

Jim joined the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the 18th Brigade of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; 20th Combat Engineer Battalion; and the 815th Construction Battalion as a surveyor in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968.

After returning to Virginia, he married Antoinette M. Yeash on November 22, 1969 at her home in Brownsville, PA. They resided in Arlington, Virginia, where Jim attended American College and worked for the Virginia Electric Power Company. Jim entered Georgetown University and graduated as a dentist, class of 1981.

His dental office was in Falls Church, Virginia for over 30 years until his retirement. Jim was an avid golfer and organic gardener, writing many gardening articles.

He was one of seven children. Jim is predeceased by his parents, Mary and Joseph J. Fargo, his sister Michalene M. Kilbusy, his brother Frederick L. Fargo and his ex-wife Antoinette M. Fargo. He is survived by his sister Patricia M. Goff of Roswell, NM; brother John A. and Susan Fargo of Longmont, CO; brother Gregory A. Fargo of Thousand Oaks, California; and many nieces and nephews. Jim had no children. He moved to Wisconsin four years ago.

Jim will be sadly missed by two special friends, Jennie Jonasey and Kerin Knudsen of Falls Church, VA, as well as many colleagues and our entire family. No service is provided according to his wishes.