Beatrice S. “Bea” Erdman, of The Meadows in Danville PA and formerly of 812
Avenue G Riverside PA passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Geisinger
Medical Center Danville PA. She was born September 10, 1918 in Rush
Township, Northumberland County PA the daughter of the late Jeremiah S. and
Catherine Yeager Bassett.
graduated from Danville High School. She was employed by Woolworth’s in
Biloxi, Mississippi while her husband served his country during World War
II. Bea also was employed by W.T. Grant and the Dora Dale Shop in Danville
was an active member of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church Riverside PA
where she served faithfully as a Sunday school teacher for over 60 years.
enjoyed her family, golf, reading and gardening. She especially enjoyed
spending her time reading the Scriptures.
was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert C. Erdman on
September 27, 2002. They were married March 25, 1942.
survived by two sons; Earl T. Erdman and his wife Rosemary of Hamburg NY and
Lee E. Erdman and his wife Nancy of Tucson AZ. Also surviving are four
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren She is also survived by one
sister; Geraldine Herman of Sunbury PA. She was preceded in death by four
brothers; Alvin, Clarence, Russell and Leonard Carl Bassett and one sister,
Isabelle Fleming. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
friends will be received Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at St. Peter’s United
Methodist Church Riverside PA from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM followed by a
Celebration of her life at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Dr. Donald N. Hurley
officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove United Methodist Cemetery in
Paxinos PA. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s United
Methodist Church PO Box 428 Riverside PA 17868. Arrangements are under the
direction of Visneski Funeral Home Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.