Passing of PFWA member Lynn DeBruin

Lynn M. DeBruin (Aug. 4, 1962 - Sept. 7, 2013)
Lynn M. DeBruin (Aug. 4, 1962 – Sept. 7, 2013)

Hello Members,

I’d like to share some sad news with the membership about the passing of Lynn DeBruin, former NFL beat writer at the Mesa Tribune (Arizona Cardinals) and Rocky Mountain News. Lynn died Saturday morning, Sept. 7, 2013, at age 51 after a 12-year battle with breast cancer. She had her sister, Linda, and friends at her side in Denver.

She had been commuting from her home in Salt Lake City, where she worked in the Associated Press bureau, to Denver for several months for treatment.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 11) at Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, 1091 South Colorado Blvd. in Denver and at 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 14) at Christ Lutheran Church, 69 Main St., Hellertown, PA, 18055.

An obituary can be found at

Donations in her memory can be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure ( or the American Cancer Society (

D. Orlando Ledbetter
PFWA President