John T. Hagenbucher, physician

February 6, 2014
John T. Hagenbucher
physician

John T. Hagenbucher, who had a pulmonary and internal medicine practice in Washington for more than 30 years, died Jan. 20 at a hospice care facility in Stratford, N.J. He was 85.

The cause was cardiovascular disease, said his daughter, Janet Meehan.

Dr. Hagenbucher opened his private practice in 1961 and also worked as a part-time physician for a number of agencies, among them the CIA and Institute for Defense Analyses, said his daughter.

John Thomas Hagenbucher, a native of Somers Point, N.J., was a 1950 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, now the University of the Sciences. He was a 1957 graduate of George Washington University’s medical school.

During the Korean War, he served in the Army Medical Corps and received the Bronze Star Medal.

Dr. Hagenbucher was an assistant professor of clinical medicine at George Washington University from 1964 until the mid-2000s and a former diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American College of Chest Physicians and the old American Society of Internal Medicine.

A former Bethesda resident, he moved to Gulf Breeze, Fla., in 2000 and settled in Haddon Heights, N.J., in 2013.

His first wife, Ida Ann Walton Hagenbucher, died in 1989 after 31 years of marriage. His second wife, Jana Gray Hagenbucher, died in 1997 after five years of marriage.

Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Barbara Casey Hagenbucher of Gulf Breeze; four children from his first marriage, John Hagenbucher Jr. of Haddon Heights, James Hagenbucher of Tokyo, Robert Hagenbucher of Key West, Fla., and Janet Meehan of Towson, Md.; a brother; and seven grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough