Margaret Mary St. John
Margaret Mary St. John went home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday (Dec. 4, 2019) at the age of 94.
She passed away in her home at The Heritage in St. Paul's Continuing Care Community, Greenville, after a brief illness.
Margaret was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Madeira, Pa., to Andrew and Julia (Stroker) Branic. Following their move to Altoona, Pa., she attended Catholic grade school and later graduated from Altoona High School.
On Aug. 9, 1947, Margaret married T. Raymond St. John following his military service during World War II. The couple later relocated from Altoona to Greenville where they raised their five children and spent the rest of their 65-year marriage.
Margaret was extensively involved in volunteer work on behalf of Greenville area community, charitable and religious organizations. Among these was her many years of volunteer service both on the floor and in the Hospitality Shoppe of Greenville Hospital, as well as service on behalf of Meals on Wheels.
Margaret's unwavering devotion to her faith lead her to many years of volunteer service to St. Michael's Catholic Church. This included her involvement in Cursillo, teaching CCD as well as lending her voice to the Resurrection Choir which performs at funeral masses.
Her most rewarding and treasured volunteer efforts, however, were her reading to the grade-school students of St. Michael's School. Her many years of service earned her not only praise and appreciation, but also honors bestowed by the St. Michael's staff.
Overall, Margaret found her greatest fulfillment and joy with her family, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; playing games, swimming in the pool, good food and laughter ... wonderful memories for her family to treasure.
Margaret is survived by: her two brothers, James and Bernard Branic; and her five children, Cynthia (Jack) Matchulat, Brentwood Tenn., Rebecca St. John (Stephen) Ring, Gaithersburg, Md., Christopher (Cindy) St. John, Transfer; Annette (Hugh) O'Brien of Hermitage and Timothy St. John, Sedona, Ariz.
She was blessed with 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Ray; her parents; brothers Paul and Francis Branic; and a sister, Cecelia Gearhart.
A very special thank-you to the staff of The Heritage, to Kindred Hospice and St. Paul's Without Walls for their dedication and caring for our mother in her final days.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's School Endowment Fund, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125 or St. Paul's Continuing Care Community, 339 E. Jamestown Road, Greenville, PA 16125.

Margaret Mary, 94, of Greenville
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday (12-8-19) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville. Visitors are welcome to sign the online guest book and view a video tribute at
Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday (12-9-19) in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, with Rev. V. David Foradori, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial with committal prayers will be in St. Michael Cemetery.
Published on December 5, 2019


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Jeanne Rathsack
Dec 08, 2019
Thank you for sharing your wonderful daughter,Becky , with us at St Rose...and of ALL the volunteer work you have done during your life....know God will have a have a special spot for you in heaven.....
Bob Marques
Dec 08, 2019
To the St John/Ring families:

Please accept my deepest condolences. Both you and your Families are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.
Mark and Diane Monsman
Dec 08, 2019
Annette, so so sorry. Sympathy and prayers to all of you.
Patrick E Ring
Dec 05, 2019
To the St John family: My wife Schammim and I are sorry for your loss. We will keep Margaret in our prayers.