John Franklin Brackin, KHS 1955

This obituary appeared in the June 25, 2010 issue of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

John F. Brackin, 73, of 400 Lycoming St., died Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the Gate House at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born June 13, 1937 in Kennett Square, he was a son of the late Wilson James and Mary Catherine Galatha Brackin.

John was a jack of all trades.  He worked for the American Rescue Workers for many years.

John was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by a daughter, Patricia L. Brackin of Norfolk, Va.; three sisters, Theresa Hodson, Melva McKee and Mary Wayne; three grandchildren, Jarrod, Haley and Kelsey Burkes; and close friends, Alma Danley and John Watkins.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no viewing.  A tribute to John's life will be held at the Kast Hotel, 723 Arch St. at 4 p.m. today.