Beatrice Therese Jungblut Dante passed away on March 16, 2022, at the age of 87. Bea was born on January 31, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois.In 1956, she graduated at the top of her class Magna Cum Laude …
Beatrice Therese Jungblut Dante passed away on March 16, 2022, at the age of 87. Bea was born on January 31, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois.
In 1956, she graduated at the top of her class Magna Cum Laude from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Science with honors in chemistry and minors in physics, English, and German. She then attended the University of Heidelberg, Germany, as a Fulbright Scholar and earned a Master of Science from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. After working as a chemist, she became a stay-at-home mom. Bea then graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, with a Master of Library Science and was the librarian at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston, Texas, for over ten years.
Moving back to New Jersey she was the chief cataloger and head of the technical processing department at Middletown Township Public Library. Retiring to Katy, Texas, she was a volunteer in area Catholic high schools and parish libraries. Bea had a love for traveling, gardening, sewing, playing the piano and playing bridge.
Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Franklin Dante, Ph.D.; and son, Thomas Paul Dante.
She is survived by her son, Joseph Peter Dante and his wife Kisha, and their children, Samantha and Brandon Patterson, Thomas Dante, Philip Dante, and Christopher Dante; and her sister, Lillian Wagner.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway Chapel, in Katy, where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022, at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, in Katy, with Rev. Tom Lam, Celebrant. Rite of Committal will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Bea’s memory to the Dante Scholarship at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, 8900 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, Texas 77036.
Funeral services held under the direction of
Schmidt Funeral Home
1344 W. Grand Parkway South ~ Katy, Texas 77494 ~ (281) 391-2424