Mary Ellen (Brush) Beres

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | January 06, 2019

Mary Ellen (Brush) Beres, 69, of Hutchinson, passed away December 31, 2018 at home. She was born July 27, 1949 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (LaCivita) Brush. Mary Ellen received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree from California University and was a retired professor and counselor in charge of disability accommodations at Westmoreland County Community College. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, Herminie. She is survived by her husband of 42 years Andrew “Steve” Beres Jr.; her children Joanna E. Beres of Hutchinson, Stephanie M. (Steven) Parrett of Chambersburg, and Andrew S. Beres III of Fox Chapel; her sisters Joanne (Lawrence) Burns of Latrobe and Janet (Donald) Rugh of Jeannette; also nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 at the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Jan. 5 in St. Edward Catholic Church, 120 St. Edward Lane, Herminie, PA 15637. For online condolences please visit

Originally published January 06, 2019.

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