The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


June 16, 2014

George E. Bracken

VINTONDALE — BRACKEN – George E., 90, Vintondale area of East Wheatfield Township, went to be with the Lord June 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 12, 1924, in East Wheatfield Township, son of late Arthur and Dorothy (Ling) Bracken. Also preceded in death by wife of more than 67 years, Margie (Post) Bracken, who passed on Nov. 2, 2013; sons, Richard Gilmore and Douglas Bracken; brothers, Robert and Donald Bracken; and sisters, Fay Bunn and Ruth Long. Survived by children, Gary Bracken, and wife, Jane, Pittsburgh; and Georgette Janicsko, and husband, August, Vintondale; daughter-in-law, Cindy Gilmore, Vintondale; grandchildren, Corey, and wife, Kyra Gilmore; Heather Jones, and husband, Derek; Bethany, Ben and Christina Bracken; Dan Janicsko, and wife, Shannon; and Yvonne Lingafelt, and husband, Jesse; great-grandchildren, Cassandra and Richard Janicsko, Kendra Jones, Anthony Lingafelt and Hannah Livengood; great-great-granddaughter, Serenity Newman; and sister, LaVerne Bracken, Vintondale. A 1941 graduate of Armagh High School and later the University of Pittsburgh. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Navy aviation radio gunner during World War II. He worked for H.J. Heinz Co. for 10 years and Pennsylvania Electric Co. for 25 years as manager of residential services. Member of Blacklick Community United Methodist Church, where he had been in the choir, United Methodist Men and served as lay leader; Cambria Lodge 278 F&AM; 32nd degree Consistory; Valley of Pittsburgh; Jaffa Shrine; Johnstown Club; American Legion Post 619; VFW Post 15038. Charter member of National World War II Memorial Society and United Area Lions Club. Past president for 17 years of East Wheatfield Township Sportsman Association. Friends will be received from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, 392 E. Philadelphia St., Armagh, Pastor Tom Phillips, officiating. Interment, Armagh Cemetery. Military rites by local veterans organizations. Online condolences may be left at

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