Beulah V. Garver, age 76, of Erie, died Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital. Born in Clarion County, PA on March 9, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Michael DeSanto and Sadie Custer DeSanto.
Beulah lived in Erie most of her life and retired from the Erie School District where she worked as a custodian for 20 years. If she wasn’t cleaning her house or baking her famous baked beans or cookies, she was looking forward to camping, which she did every summer with her brother and family. Beulah enjoyed time spent with her family and the people at the Friday night auctions that she loved to attend.
Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Garver Sr., her son, Roger Garver, and her granddaughter.
Family members that survive include two sons, Melvin (Maggie) Garver of Erie, and Matthew (Kathy) Garver of Cambridge Springs; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sam DeSanto of Waterford, and Charles (Carolyn) DeSanto of Hawthorn, PA; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral will be held there Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Gene Kennett. Burial will follow in Waterford Cemetery.