John W. Beres, age 65, of Sharp Road, Waterford, died at Saint Vincent Health Center on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Born in Meadville on August 16, 1946, he was the son of the late Joseph and Edna Feathers Beres. He married Darlene L. “Sally” Beres on October 1, 1966 and she survives.

Beres, John W.John retired in 1993 after several years of employment at PHB Diecast in Fairview. He was a lifetime member of the St. Francis Ushers’ Club in McKean, and a member of the American Legion Post #285 of Waterford. John had many interests including woodworking and canning, and he especially loved to be outdoors where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and mowing his grass.

In addition to his wife Sally, John is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Ramirez and her husband Elckin of Waterford, and a son, Scott Beres and his wife Elizabeth of Erie. John loved being a grandfather and was known as “Papa” to his grandchildren– Austin Ramirez, Christopher Beres, and Alexa Ramirez. John also had many close friends.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Saturday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a funeral service to conclude. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be accepted by the family to make a permanent memorial for John.