The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 3, 2013

Margie E. Bracken

VINTONDALE — BRACKEN – Margie E., 91, Vintondale area of East Wheatfield Township, went to be with the Lord Nov. 2, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Dec. 14, 1921, in Johnstown, daughter of late Louis and Sarah (Clossin) Post.  Also preceded in death by sons, Richard Gilmore and Douglas Bracken, and brothers, John, David and Ralph Post. Survived by loving husband of over 65 years, George E. Bracken.  Also survived by children, Gary Bracken, and wife, Jane, Pittsburgh, and Georgette Janicsko, and husband, August, Vintondale; daughters-in-law, Klare Bracken, Warren, and Cindy Gilmore, Vintondale; grandchildren, Corey Gilmore; Heather Jones; Bethany, Ben and Christina Bracken; Dan Janicsko; and Yvonne Lingafelt; great-grandchildren, Cassandra and Richard Janicsko; Kendra Jones; Anthony Lingafelt; and Hannah Livengood; great-great-granddaughter, Serenity Newman; and brother, Edwin Post, Johnstown.  Member of Blacklick Community United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Johnstown, where she was past worthy matron. A retired school bus driver for both United and Greater Johnstown school districts, where she was the first female driver for McIlwain School Bus Lines.  Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, 392 E. Philadelphia St., Armagh, and 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blacklick Community United Methodist Church, 1488 Bracken Road, Vintondale, Pastor Tom Phillips, officiating.  Interment, Armagh Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

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