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Beatrice E. DeSantis


July 9, 2016


Beatrice E. DeSantis, 76, formerly of 717 E. Market Street Danville PA passed on to her eternal rest on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 4:50 PM at her residence in Mahoning Township PA following several years of failing health. Known as "Bea", she was the only child born to Merle D. Snyder and Sophia (Ruckle) Snyder on June 20, 1940 at George F. Geisinger Memorial Hospital.

She was a lifelong Danville resident, completing her education by graduating from Danville High School with the Class of 1959, the first class to graduate from the "new high school" on Northumberland Road.

Her first place of employment was in the Medical Records Department at Geisinger. She then went on to work for and retire from Danville CATV office after 49 years of service.

Bea was married to the late Alfred D. DeSantis, Jr. on August 14, 1965 by Reverend Edmund Minnich at Trinity United Methodist Church, Danville PA. Al preceded her in death on January 26, 2014.

During Bea's lifetime, she was a devoted volunteer with the Eastern Star and White Shrine where she achieved the position of Worthy Mother several times. She traveled extensively throughout the country making friends, earning their respect at many conferences that she attended while active in her leadership role. She was a quiet, unassuming person who had kind words for everyone. Bea had a special place in her heart for animals, especially cats, having shared her home with several most of her life. She was a master at all needle crafts, as well as being an avid reader.

Bea is survived by her sisters-in-law; Bettyann DeSantis Huber and her husband Charles of Danville PA; Carol DeSantis Lewis of Danville PA; Gloria DeSantis Young and Barbara DeSantis White and her husband Robert of Bloomsburg PA. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers in-law, Dennis Lewis in September 2014 and Keith A Young in December 2014.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation Service to be held Thursday, July 14 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA. A Private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery Danville PA.

Memorial contributions are welcome and may be made to Geisinger Columbia Montour Hospice 410 Glenn Avenue Suite 200 Bloomsburg PA 17815. www.visneski.com


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