Thursday, August 5, 2010

OBITUARY: Robert A. Torres

Robert A. Torres
Sept. 14, 1925-Aug. 1, 2010

Robert A. Torres, 84, passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2010, at his home in Socorro, NM. Robert was born on September 14, 1925 in Socorro to Eduardo and Luicita (Avila) Torres.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Evangeline “Vangie” (Baca) Torres of Socorro, married June 1, 1951 in Truth or Consequences, NM; his devoted children, Rodney W. Torres of Socorro; Ronaele W. Mata of Socorro; and Roslyn W. Gifford of Hackette Town, NJ; Five loving grandchildren, Brandy Demark and husband, Brent; Danielle Briseno; Robert Mata; Eloisa Romero and husband, Jason; and Felicia Casendino and husband Robert; 4 great grandchildren, Lexington Demark; Shannon Briseno; Taylei Romero; and Kelly Briseno; and many nieces and nephews.
Robert was a lifetime resident of Socorro. He was a proud Veteran of World War II serving with the US Navy and was a Public Educator for Socorro Consolidated Schools for 38 years. Robert was a devoted member of the Harwood Methodist Church in Socorro, past president of the Anti-Baca Club, and American Legion Armijo Post 64.
Robert was preceded in death by his beloved sisters, Josie; Adelina; Tommy; and Maria. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 3 p­.m. at the Harwood Methodist Church in Socorro, NM with Pastor Raquel Mull and Mr. Allen Bell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that any memorial contributions be made to Harwood Methodist Church, c/o Wells Fargo Bank. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM 87801, (575) 835-1530.

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