Marilyn (Mullen) BruckmanNovember 30, 1934 ~ May 22, 2017 (age 82)
Marilyn Mullen Knight Bruckman, a long time resident of Forest Hills, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 22, 2017. Marilyn was born on November 30, 1934 the day after Thanksgiving in North Braddock, PA. Marilyn graduated from Scott High School in North Braddock in 1952 and was extremely proud of graduating from Carnegie Institute of Technology (CMU) in 1956 with a BS in Home Economics Education. She is the past president of the Women's Clan. Marilyn married her first husband F. Robert Knight in 1958. He passed away later that year, shortly before the birth of their daughter, Patricia. Later, she met a widower, William R. Bruckman, Jr. and, his two daughters, Brenda and Kathryn. In 1965, the five of them got married and she gained two more daughters. Marilyn had four careers in her lifetime, she was a Home Economics teacher at Norwin High School, a realtor at Bruckman Realty Company, a paralegal at USX and a homemaker. Marilyn's passions were sewing, butterflies and traveling. Her mother said that Marilyn was born with her suitcase packed and she visited most of the lower 48 states plus a trip of a lifetime to Europe. She especially loved the trips that she took with her extended family. Marilyn was a life long Methodist and long time member of South Avenue United Methodist Church. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Christopher and L. Margaret Mullen; brothers, John, Robert and Christopher; and her first husband, F. Robert Knight. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, William R. Bruckman, Jr.; daughters, Patricia Jones, Brenda (Herbert) Nichol and Kathryn (Joseph) Burgess; grandchildren, Rachel (Michael) Dixon, Allison (Joshua) Clepper, Gwendolyn Jones, Laurel Jones, Ryan (Clare) Burgess, Melissa Nichol, and Matthew Nichol; and great-grandchildren, Joelie and Declan Clepper. Friends received WOLFE MEMORIAL, INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greenburg Pike, 412-731-5001 Thursday only 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m.