O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Mary Ellen Bek

Mary Ellen Bek, 63, of Salamanca, NY died Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at home following a long illness.

Born September 9, 1958 in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles Jr. and Elizabeth Halloran Parker. She was married on June 18, 1983 in the former St. Patrick’s Church to Lawrence Bek, who predeceased her in 2009.

She was a graduate of Salamanca High School, Class of 1977.

She had been employed at Olean General Hospital as a post operative aide for over 20 years, retiring in 2009 and had previously been employed with the former Salamanca District Hospital.

She was a former member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Salamanca, NY. Mary Ellen enjoyed spending time with her family and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking, and tending her garden.

Surviving are: a son, Justin Bek, Salamanca, NY; two sisters, Maureen (Bruce) Mack, Busti, NY, Marcia (Mike Madison) Parker, Salamanca, NY; five nephews; and her cat, Precious.

There will be no visitation.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family and will be announced.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box #91891, Washington, DC 20090.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com.