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Fannie Szathmary Fishlyn

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FISHLYN, Fannie Szathmary Of Santa Monica, passed away peacefully on Jan. 8 at St. John's Health Center, at the age of 90. Fannie was born July 23, 1919 in Quincy, MA, and had lived in MA, CA, and FL. She will be dearly missed by her family, relatives, and many, many close friends. After raising three children, Fannie returned to school later in life, earning her bachelor's and MLS degrees at UCLA. She then started a remarkable second career, rising to tenured Associate Law Librarian at USC, where for many years she assisted uncountable graduate students, faculty, and other researchers in finding difficult and obscure materials; she retired in 1987. She loved music and attending the Philharmonic, and was an avid traveler, reader, and follower of the American political scene. She was predeceased by her brothers Irving, Albert, and Sidney Szathmary, and by her ex-husband Samuel Fishlyn. She is survived by her brothers Arthur Szathmary and sister-in-law Lily of Princeton NJ, and Bill Dana and sister-in-law Evy, of Knoxville TN; by her son Elliott Fishlyn and daughter-in-law Laura Green of Los Angeles; by her daughter Debby Carlton and son-in-law Jim, of Stonington CT and by her daughter Suzan Jaffe, son-in-law Gary, and grandson Alex, of Ft. Lauderdale FL. The family is very grateful to her caretakers, Faten Safadi and Isabel Sosa for assisting Fannie during the last year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Fannie Fishlyn to the Law Library at the USC Gould School of Law, or to the Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles. A memorial service will be held Sun., Jan. 10, 2:00 PM, at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park, 5950 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA.

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