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Antonio Torrez Obituary

Antonio Lopez Torrez
Antonio Lopez Torrez

June 13, 1925 - August 26, 2019
Born in Mexico
Resided in Salinas, California
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Antonio Lopez Torrez, age 94, passed away peacefully at his home in Salinas, surrounded by his family, on Monday, August 26, 2019. He was born on June 13, 1925 in Actopan Hidalgo, Mexico, to Raphael and Hilaria Torrez. He was the youngest of five children, he had 3 sisters and one brother. He was very proud of descending from the indigenous Otomi people of Actopan. He came to the United States in 1943 during the Bracero Program. He worked for D’Arrigo Bros. in Salinas for 38 years before retiring in 2003. He was also an amazing self-taught mechanic. He fixed the tractor engines, automobile engines, truck engines, etc., and passed on his skills to his sons. He was a hardworking dignified father, working from sunrise to sunset at his job and then at home. He was a kind man and loved his children and family with all his heart and soul. He will always be in our hearts, thoughts, memories, words, and music. His laugh will never be forgotten.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Maria Lucresia Martinez Torrez.

He is survived by his sons, Jose (Magdalena) Torrez, Luis (Janie) Torrez, and Jorge (Monica) Torrez; and daughters, Hilaria (Manuel) Gutierrez, Claudia Torrez, Maria Teresa Torrez, and Lucila Ojeda. A proud grandfather and great-grandfather, Antonio had 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.

The Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Struve and Laporte Chapel.

Funeral Mass will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church, 22 Stone Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.

Interment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA. 93907.
The Torrez Family would like to extend their gratitude to Claudia Salgado Gomez , the staff at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, the staff at the Dialysis Center, and VNA Hospice. For all their loving care of our father Antonio.




Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
22 Stone Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
1:30 PM
Queen of Heaven Cemetery
18200 Damian Way
Salinas, CA US 93907
Wednesday, September 4, 2019