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Monday, February 16, 2009

Farewell, Friend.

Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of Lou Fava who passed away on Friday, February 13. Here's the news release from the Garden State Towman's Association:

Towing & Recovery Legend Lou Fava passed away this morning. Lou was in the Towing & Recovery Industry for more than 55 years; he’s was known as the “Dean of Tow Men”, a cornerstone in the industry. Please join the GSTA Executive Board in extending your condolences to his family and friends. We’ll keep you updated with information as it comes into us; below is a copy of the obituary listing dates, times and locations of the service.

Fava, Louis G. Sr., of Ridge, formerly of North Bellmore, passed away on February 13, 2009 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Amelia. Loving father of Teresa (William) Rouse, Philip (Rosemarie) and Louis, Jr. (Ellen). Cherished grandfather of Philip, Brianna, Joseph, Louis. Dear brother of Anna Urizzo and Mary Ferrigno and the late Elizabeth Forte and Charles Fava. Louis was a successful leader in the towing & recovery industry since 1954. He has gained worldwide recognition for his expertise with towing and equipment sales. Lou was often referred to as “Dean of Tow Men.” He has conducted towing clinics throughout the nation, traveling more than a million air miles. He was inducted into the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame in 1989. His admiration and respect for his industry and peers spoke in volumes to the type of man he was, with a helping hand and a smile, Lou was a cornerstone in his industry. Friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, Inc. 411 Old Town Rd. Setauket, LI. Visiting hours Sunday and Monday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral mass Tuesday, 11 AM at St. Mark R.C. Church, Shoreham. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery. Memorial donations, to Good Shepherd Hospice, 245 Old Country Rd., Melville, NY 11747, would be appreciated. www.bryantfh.com

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