DCGIA is saddened by the news of David Brackna’s passing. We gratefully remember his talk before our members in 2010 on Bringing Colored Gemstones to life! Mr Brackna was a winner of numerous AGTA Spectrum Awards and we considered him a premier gem cutter.
David Albert Brackna 70, of Frederick, Maryland, passed away on May 21, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. The family will receive friends from 1-3pm and 6-8pm on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A., 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Tuesday, May 29th at Saint Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor Catholic Church, 5843 Manor Woods Road, Frederick, MD 21703. Entombment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery Mausoleum in Frederick. For details follow this link to the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to either the James M. Stockman Cancer Institute, checks can be mailed to Frederick Memorial Hospital, 400 W. 7th Street, Frederick, MD 21701. Please designate the Stockman Institute in the memo line; or The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, John Hopkins Hospital, P.O. Box 17073, Baltimore MD 21297.
Rest in Peace David, you will be missed.