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Robert G. Hines, 71, Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Susquehanna, PA, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 10, in Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Florida.

He was predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Pearl (Penn) Hines; his brother, Richard Hines; one son, Douglas Hines.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Charlotte R. Hines; three sons, Marty and Vicky Hines, Thompson, PA, James and Elisa Passetti, Venezuela, Frank and Kim Passetti, Clarks Summit, PA; one daughter, Barbara and C. Jason Larsen, Susquehanna; 13 grandchildren, Valerie and Felicia Hines, Christopher (Alissa), Benjamin (Jen), Abraham (Stacy), Santina, Victoria, Lauren, Justin, Dylan, Kristian Passetti, Tami (for which he held on long enough to see his first “Angel” graduate), Bobby Glover; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and AJ Passetti; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Frank Geiger, Millerton, PA; one niece, Karen Geiger; one nephew, Jimmy Geiger; several cousins; many dear friends.

Bob grew up in Starrucca, PA. He graduated from Lakewood High School. He served 20 years in the United States Air Force as an Electrical Engineer. He spent 13 years overseas while in the military. He had a Top Security Clearance and was sent all over the world to work on and repair many Generals airplanes. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Air Force Sergeants Association, The 210th Mass Division. He was self-employed as a TV repair mechanic, working for Barnes-Kasson Hospital. He enjoyed his cat, his computer, camping, fishing and hunting when he was able. He grew to love his grandchildren more and more through the years, and was looking forward to Tami’s visit with him in Florida after graduation.

At Bob’s request there will be no public calling hours.

Final resting place will be in Arlington National Cemetery at the family’s convenience.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bob may be sent to New Tribes Missions, 1000 E. First St., Sanford, FL 32771, Attn.: Jim and Elisa Passetti in Memory of Robert Hines.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Charlotte Hines, 6302 US Hwy. 41 S., Lot 134, Ruskin, FL 33570.


Clarence Beavan, 76, Griswold, CT, gently joined his loving departed wife, Wilma, on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at Bride Brooke Rehab in East Lyme, CT, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born October 26, 1929 in Susquehanna, PA, son of the late LeGrande and Valeria (Agler) Beavan.

For 58 years, Clarence and Wilma were inseparable. They were married on September 19, 1947 in Susquehanna.

In Clarence’s younger years he was an avid boxer. He was always noted for his quick wit, winning smile and wink with a very loving heart to all that knew him. His home was always open to family, friends and animals. He fed and sheltered many wild animals such as birds. Along with raising a family, Clarence and Wilma enjoyed stock car racing. Clarence built the race car and Wilma drove it. They won every race they entered except one, in which she lost a wheel and finished second.

Clarence was known around town as the man who could fix anything. He would refurbish old bikes and make them brand new and give they away to children in the neighborhood.

Mr. Beavan’s number one priority in life was his family. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and foster father to many children. He also enjoyed gardening, building crafts with Wilma and any mechanical challenge he could get his hands on.

Clarence and Wilma’s family included four sons, William L. Beavan (deceased), Tim Beavan, Virginia Beach, VA, Robert Beavan and his wife, Sandy, Oxford, MA, Terry Beavan and his wife, Christal, Uncasville, CT; a daughter, JoAnne B. Sturges and her husband, Paul, East Lyme, CT; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; lifelong friends, Millie and Jerry, Ledyard, CT. Clarence also has a sister, Lana Fabrizi and her husband, Gus, Susquehanna.

The funeral service was held on Friday, June 9 at the Gagne – Piechowski Funeral Home, Jewett City, CT. Interment, Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, CT.

Please send memorial donations to Hospice of Southeastern CT, 179 Gallivan Lane, Uncasville, CT 06382; or to CT Humane Society, 169 Old Colchester Road, Quaker Hill, CT 06375.



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