YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Albert Torres, Jr., 86, of Youngstown, died Thursday, November 24, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Al (aka Diamond) was born on July 11, 1936, the middle son of Teresa and Albert Torres, Sr. and lived in Youngstown all his life.
He attended Hubbard High School and completed his training with the United States Marine Corp.
Al entered the service on May 31, 1954 and during his service attained the rank of corporal, his military activity being part of the military police. Al has received the following awards for his service to our country; He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged on May 30, 1957.
Returning home from his service in our country, Al was employed by Youngstown Steel Mill as a highly qualified licensed electrician. He then worked for over 30 years at General Motors Lordstown plant as a welder-electrician-maintenance repairman and retired on 4 October 2004.
Al was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Matthias Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Austintown.
He enjoyed bowling and the friendships it made, and nurtured his love of the game to become a bowling coach. During his bowling career, he received recognition plaques for perfect 300 games. He was also an active participant in street surveillance in his neighborhood surveillance organization.
His 62-year-old wife, the former Carol Lee Smith, whom he married on November 15, 1958, died on May 26, 2022.
Al was the most loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather to his daughter, Carol Marie Torres; his sons Albert Torres III, Daniel Torres and Michael Torres; his beloved seven grandchildren, Sarah Torres Dietz, Amanda (Bob) Smolko, Carrie Gray, Brittany Torres, Alicia Torres, Brian Torres and Ryan Torres; his ten great-grandchildren Hannah, Jenna, Landon, Hayden, Olivia, Dominic, Lucas, Adrian, Ayden, Sebastian, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, Al was preceded in death by his son Brian Torres; his siblings Barbara Rodriguez, Josephine DeSantis, Nicholas Torres, Andrew Torres and stepbrother Frank Romano.
Family and friends can pay their respects on Friday, December 9, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. at the Thompson Filicky Funeral Home, 4221 Market Street, Youngstown with a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Father Steve Agostino.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where the great men and women of the United States Marine Corp.
As a family, Amanda Smolko would like to express special thanks and gratitude for her time attending to her grandfather’s medical needs and coordinating with the hospice. His family would also like to thank the entire staff at Hospice of The Valley for all the care and compassion they have shown during this difficult time.
Family and friends can visit thompsonfh1932.com to offer their condolences to Al’s family.
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A TV tribute will air Monday, December 5 at approximately the following times: 7:10 am on FOX, 12:22 pm on WKBN, 5:08 pm on MyYTV, and 7:27 pm on WYTV. The video will be posted here on the day it airs.