EAST BRUNSWICK - THOMAS ROBERT BERES lost his long battle with Alzheimer's disease on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was 69.
Born in Elizabeth, he grew up in Sayreville before moving to East Brunswick 39 years ago.
In his teenage years, he was awarded a Commendation for saving a young boy from drowning at Sulfurs Pond in Sayreville. A captain of his high school football team, he wrestled and was a boy scout.
Prior to his illness, he worked in sales for over 30 years. He was active in the East Brunswick Soccer Club, coaching his daughter's teams.
He enjoyed playing golf, spending time at the beach, and a nice cold beer.
In his last years, he spent his days at the Parker Day Program and Nursing Home at River Road.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Frances (Fritzsche) Beres.
Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Mary Ellen; their daughter, Emily Fields, son-in-law, Timothy, and his expected grandson, Owen Thomas, of Dublin, PA; sister, Dianna Anderson, her husband, David, and nieces Kristin and Hailey, of Middlesex, NJ, and brother, John, of Florida.
Tom will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 12, at 8:15 AM, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 9:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's R.C. Church, South River. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Brunswick.
Friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday, July 11, from 4:00 -7:00 PM. For directions please see the "Services" page.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.
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We offer our condolences, Mary Ellen and Emily. Tom was a fantastic high school friend, and that friendship continued on the golf course for decades. He might have been a three-putter, but he was a number one friend. His laughter at the card table was contagious. I'll miss him. John & Judy
RIP Uncle Tommy! Mary Ellen and Emily, I am very sorry for your loss...he was an awesome man!
Dear Mary Ellen and Emily, i know it’s been a long time since i’ve seen you in my yoga class, but I’ve never forgotton the two of you and your caring and devotion to your husband/father. I am so sorry for your loss. (Avi Ray)
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