Article published Oct 17, 2004
Karen Sara Erdman

Karen Sara Erdman, 39, died Thursday, October 14, 2004, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

She was born on December 20, 1964, in Hanover, New Hampshire, to Howard Erdman and Joan Landy Erdman.

She was a graduate of Cornell University and a beloved teacher at Ashley High School. She was a founder of literary clubs and rainbow clubs. She had a wide circle of friends and was adored as aunt Kar-Kar by Benji and Natey. She always had a song in her heart.

Survivors in addition to her parents include her spouse, Beij Beltrisi; her sister, Deborah Cornavaca; and brother-in-law, Ervin of East Brunswick, New Jersey; and two nephews, Benjamin and Nathan.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, October 18, 2004, at 2:00 P.M. at Ft. Fisher, NC.

A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, (910) 791-4444.