D'Elia Funeral Home


Albert P. Béres

April 12, 1947September 12, 2019

Albert Phillip Béres, "Pastor Al," age 72, of the Harrogate section of Lakewood, NJ passed away peacefully on Thursday September 12, 2019 at the Harrogate Healthcare Center in Lakewood, NJ. Albert was born in Passaic, NJ on April 12, 1947. He was the son of the late Violette E. (Roccki) and Albert J. Béres. Albert was raised in Saddle Brook, NJ and graduated from Saddle Brook High School in 1964. Upon graduation, Albert enlisted and proudly served in the US Navy (1964-1968) including a tour in the Vietnam War. In 1981 Albert graduated from Northeastern Bible College with a Bachelor of Theology. He was ordained to the work in The Gospel Ministry on December 15, 1985 in Fair Lawn, NJ. Albert will join in Heaven his beloved wife Arlene Béres who died in 2016 and his brother Allan D. Béres who died in 2018. He is survived by his sister, Lelette E. Magrini and her husband Allen of Oakland, NJ; a sister-in-law, Nancy Béres; two nieces, Alaina Joy Magrini and Alyssa D. Béres; a nephew, Andrew J. Magrini; his dear friend, Trevor Peet; and his cousins and good friends. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701. His funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2019, at the funeral home. Following the ceremony, cremation will be private. Albert will be laid to rest at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle New Jersey Veterans Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Fellowship Church, 1644 North Bay Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753 or National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid Jersey Chapter, 246 Monmouth Rd., Oakhurst, NJ 07755.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 16, 2019

  • Private Cremation To Follow

    Monday, September 16, 2019


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Bob Dellon

March 13, 2021

I knew Albert from Saddle Brook High School, we were classmates, my Mom was his geometry teacher, we both graduated SBHS together. It is now MAR 2021 as I write this memorial; I just learned of his passing in 2019. Albert has been on my mind for the last several months, God’s doing I guess. I distinctly remember the last time I saw Albert, it was in OCT 1989; hadn’t seen him since SBHS graduation in JUN 1964!!!! The occasion was our 25th SBHS reunion; my Mom had passed away 2 nights before - everyone at the reunion knew my Mom lovingly, they had heard of her passing, she was their math teacher and confident. In high school Albert was reserved, quiet, humble, never caused any trouble - wasn’t part of any “click” per se. At the start of the reunion event it was announced that my Mom had passed and that “Pastor Albert Beres” was going to pray for her.!!!! You could have heard a pin drop; none of us knew Albert as a man of God, as a preacher, as outgoing, as a leader. But when he began to pray for my Mom he was the embodiment of comfort, compassion, inspiration, hope and love. I’ve never forgotten his command of the audience - I just checked, Albert signed my yearbook “God Bless”. Well done good and faithful servant dear Brother - see you again someday buddy. ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻Bob Dellon SBHS Class of 1964

Lette Magrini

September 14, 2019

My big brother Butchie...I can't believe you are gone. Losing my two brothers in less than a year is unfathomable.
Rest in Peace.
I love you 💙

Bernard and AnnMarie Saccaro

September 14, 2019

So sorry to hear of Albert’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Dr. And Mrs Saccaro.

Nancy Oram

September 12, 2019

Let & Family

I am so sorry for your loss; I am going to hold on to the thought of Al physically running through heaven chasing Arlene around.

Love and Sympathy Always,