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Lana A. “Bootsie” Fabrizi, 75, Oakland, PA, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at the Allied Skilled Nursing Center in Scranton, PA after a long illness.

She was born in Susquehanna, PA, the daughter of the late LeGrande and Valeria (Agler) Beavan.

She was predeceased by brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Wilma Beavan; half-brother, Dennis Beavan; nephew, William Beavan.

Lana is survived by her loving husband of 58 and a half years, A.L. Gus Fabrizi; three sons, Rick Fabrizi, Michael and Melodie Fabrizi, Gus and Barbara Fabrizi; two half brothers, Ron and Cynthia Beavan, Allen and Jennifer Beavan; one half-sister, Gloria and Randy Gibbon; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lana worked at Rotorcast for 38 years until her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, music, and camping. She was also a member of St. John’s Church in Susquehanna, PA.

The funeral service was held on Thursday, February 28 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, and at St. John’s Church in Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by Rev. Leonard.

Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Ruth Emily Payne Williams, 75, of Jackson, PA, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Endless Mountains Health Systems following a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Wayne L. Williams.

She is also survived by her daughter, Debra and Marshall Decker; one son, Richard and Debbie Williams; six grandchildren, Merl Decker, Justin and Patience Williams, Elizabeth Williams, Matthew Williams and fiancé Tessa, Ian Williams, Benjamin Williams; two brothers, Kenneth Payne, Roger and Esther Payne; two sisters, Vida Bishoff and Marie Acker; two sisters-in-law, Winifred Soden and Sally Tyler; one brother-in-law, Carlyle Frantz; special friends, Lee and Barby Parsons and their children, Winter and Kyle Parsons; several nieces and nephews.

Ruth was a fifty-year member of Eastern Star Sunshine Chapter 258 and Past Matron in 1964. She was formerly employed with the Mountain View School District, Elk Mountain, and Scott Sixty. She suffered a severe head injury in 1977. Ruth was a member of the South Gibson United Methodist Church, WSCS, a Sunday School teacher, and served as a leader for MYF. She took great pleasure participating in the Senior Extension, 4-H, Girl Scouts, and Top Hatters. She also enjoyed writing poetry and corresponding with family and friends.

A funeral service was held Saturday, March 1, at 11:00 a.m., at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA, with Pastor Lynn Tompkins, officiating. Interment, Gelatt Cemetery.


Margaret R. Flynn, 85, Milton, PA, died Thursday, February 21, 2008 in the Kramm Healthcare Center, Milton. She was the widow of Leonard Michael Flynn, her husband of 38 years, who died in 1985.

Born in Susquehanna, she was a daughter of Maurice A. Burke and Rita (Dougherty) Burke.

She was a graduate of Laurel Hill Academy, Susquehanna, and was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Milton.

She is survived by a son, L. Michael Flynn, Martinsburg, WV; and a brother, Maurice Burke, Susquehanna.

She was also preceded in death by her twin, Mary C. Dooley.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family in Pleasant Mount Cemetery, Lakewood, PA.

The Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front Street, Milton, is in charge of the arrangements.


Thomas J. Lyden, 95, Binghamton, NY, formerly of Susquehanna, PA, passed away Friday, February 29, 2008 at home after an illness.

He was born in Oakland, PA, the son of the late Thomas A. and Margaret (Smith) Lyden.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Dorothy (Bauer) Lyden on June 15, 1995 and one brother, Arthur Lyden on July 30, 2001.

Tom is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Duane Goga, Binghamton, NY; three grandchildren, Kisma Baker and fiancé Jonathan Westerberg, Los Angeles, CA, Torie and Alex Sharp, Seattle, WA, Scott and Sherry Goga, Binghamton; special niece, Peggy and Basil Mushala, NC; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Tom moved from Susquehanna to Binghamton six years ago to reside with his daughter. He was a member of St. John’s Church of Susquehanna, St. John’s Men’s Club, and Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #794 and Stone Bridge Lions Club, both of Susquehanna. Tom worked for the Erie Railroad and then the Unites States Post Office in Susquehanna, where he retired from after 35 years of service. He enjoyed gardening, bowling, and golfing with his friends.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 4 at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna and at St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by Rev. Albert Leonard.

Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850; or to St. John’s Church, Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, PA 18847.

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