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.