I just found out that Randy died a couple of months ago, and am so sad and shocked at his untimely passing. He cut my hair for 23 years. It was always a pleasure to visit his shop, where I would enjoy spirited conversation, jokes, detailed updates on his beloved family, and always walk out of there with the perfect haircut. He adored his family, and frequently would stop the haircut to show me photos, which warmed my heart. Over the years our conversations included politics, religion, kids, parents, cooking, music, and just about everything else. You name it, we talked and laughed about it. As a family law attorney I see the worst in families, but with Randy I saw the very best, someone who loved his family with all his heart, fully and without reservation. It shone in his face constantly. He was a dear sweet guy, quite a character, very warm and welcoming, and an outstanding haircutter. I will miss him, and I am so sorry for your loss. Holding your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Bill and I are so saddened by the loss of your true love. Randy was a wonderful man, loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He always spoke so lovingly and proudly of his family. He was larger than life and has left a big hole in all of our hearts. We will miss him dearly and are blessed to have known him for the last 38 years.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.
Bill and Barbara
Words cannot express how much our family loved and will miss our wonderful friend Randy. You are close in our thoughts and prayers, Denice and all.
Saddened to hear of Randy's passing. Randy always made an effort to make everyone feel like someone special. I hope he knows he was the special one!
dear denice and family:
i am so happy that i got to visit with randy at the latest reunion. i told him how he has been an example to me of someone who was able to return from not just vietnam, but any war, and resume a normal life. he told me that it was all due to his love for you and the family the two of you created.
whenever i taught the things they carry to my students at northgate, i told them about randy's return from vietnam and coming out to football at dvc. i was scared to death that i would have to face him in practice again. here was someone who was a fearsome athlete in high school, a purple heart recipient, and someone who had taken a bullet in the cheek and survived. i was terrified.
unfortunately, randy was injured early in the year, but would not give up. life was too short for him, and he tried his best to play through the injury.
our relationship went further when i found out he was a hair dresser. for about two years i traded pruning your trees for hair cuts. unfortunately, your trees kept growing bigger and my hair kept getting thinner. i will treasure the time i spent in your house having my hair trimmed and seeing your young family grow.
my heart goes out to you. your family has lost a good man. but there are good men in your family to take his place. consider how lucky you are to have spent as much time as you did with randy. who knows why the good ones are taken so soon.
i spent quite a bit of my youth growing up near riley drive and will never forget the pacheco spirit that binds us together.
john t. miller CPHS 1968
Dear Denice,boys, Monique,daughter-in-laws,and three great grandchildren, and Ed,
We are in shock over Randy. Randy took care of my hair, and was my moral support for 37 years. Our families have great memories of motor cycles,surfing,and great times.
I felt that Randy and I could share anything with each other.He knows more about me than anyone else. Randy's unconditional love for his family, friends and God, was incredible strong.Randy will be greatly miss. God we with you all. Angie and family
Dear Denice and family, Randy cut my hair for years. Of all the things he had a right to be proud of in his life, he was most proud and spoke most lovingly of you and his family. You couldn't spend any time with him and not feel better. He'll always be remembered fondly. My deepest regards.
Dear Torrez Family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of my friend Randy. I was a client of Randy's for over 25 years. He was always a very passionate family man and a great friend. I will miss him and our annual NASCAR wager/debates over many years, very much.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Denice and family,
So saddened to hear of the loss of Randy. A truly gifted athlete with a tremendous compassion for others. Many fond memories of our days at CPHS. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
We will all miss the fabulous foursome. It will never be the same without Randy. I am thinking about you everyday. Love sis. Kim
Dear Torrez Family, How sad we were to hear of your loss. We are grateful to have known Randy as a neighbor and a friend. He was truly one of a kind; friendly, hospitable, caring, and he will always be in our hearts. Our love and prayers go out to each of you, Kim, Sunshine & Colton Galmukoff
denice, boys,and family, I heard from my brother today im so sad this had to happen, he was my best neibor ive ever had and awesome friend,he was great with Dillon & COLTON PLAYING WITH THEM, WE ALWAYS SMILLELD WHEN HE WOULD COME OVER IN HIS ROBE ,LIKE THERE NO PROBLEM,WE LOV U GUYS & MISS U SO ,YOUR BE IN OUR PRAYERS. KIM SUNSHINE COLTON DILLON GALMUKOFF.
Denice, Monique, and the entire Torrez Family - Our hearts go out to you and your family. We want you to know that we are thinking of you and that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Barbara and Tom Richardson - Rest in Peace Randy.
Denice and family, so sorry to here of Randy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Today, we were honored to witnessed a beautiful tribute to a man who served his country with pride, loyalty, and honor, a loving husband, father/in-law and grandfather.
Randy touched many lives in many different ways as was heard by all the wonderful eulogies.
The Torrez Family is part of a unique circle of Family Friends.
Your Family is our Family.
We love you.
Denice,I haven't seen you in 48 years, but I remember you very fondly, and I can't tell you how very sorry I am for the loss of your beloved husband, Randy. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.
My deepest sympathy to Randy's family & friends. Fondly, Ellen (Daugherty) Gray. CPHS - '65.....
Peace be with the Torrez family and friends Randy made us feel like family, I know God is holding your hand and Randy will live on in our Hearts
Torrez family - we can not describe how much your family has and will mean to us. We are here for you, just like you have been for us. We love you and you're family is our family.
Denice and family, Words can not describe how shocked and sadden I was to hear of Randy's passing. He did my hair for the past 35 years. I got to know the family just from him talking of all of you. His brightest moment was showing me pictures of the grandkids every time I went in! Same ones, but he loved to share them. I loved Randy for the person he was and the friend he was to me. He loved you Denice to the moon and back. Very proud dad, husband and grandfather. I will miss the heck out of him. My heart goes out to you and the family Denice. Thoughts and prayers to you.
DENICE AND FAMILY, WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS MY SADNESS IS THE PASSING OF RANDY. TO KNOW HIM WAS TO LOVE HIM AND WE CERTAINLY DID. WHAT A GREAT FRIEND HE WAS TO MY FAMILY. HE WAS ALWAYS SO PROUD OF HIS WIFE, CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN AND WAS SUCH A GREAT FRIEND TO MY BOYS, CASEY AND CLIFF! I WILL MISS HIM TERRIBLY, NOT EVER MEETING UP WITH HIM AT THE GROCERY STORE AGAIN AND LISTENING TO HIS STORIES. AGAIN, I WILL SAY "IF YOU REALLY KNEW RANDY YOU LOVED HIM!!"
We were so saddened to hear and are so very sorry for your loss. Randy's heart for his family, his love for friends and his full enjoyment and passion for life ... he was George Bailey ... truly the richest man in town.
We will miss Randy very much. The excellent work he did in our hair and the stories he shared. Rest in peace
I remember when Randy moved to Pacheco. That was over 50 years gone by now. He was a year younger than me. I liked him right away. Even then I knew he was a gifted athlete. He was always a nice guy who liked and cared about everyone he knew. Never knew him to have a mean bone in his body. He was special.
I remember when we both got home from The Nam, not to far apart. We shared a special moment in a street with no sidewalks, called Riley Drive. I was out wondering around the neighborhood, happy to be back in the world, but not sure if I belonged there. He saw me and walked into the street to greet me. He was a Marine, I was 1st Cav Soldier. Most importantly, and against all odds, we were both home, boys turned men. We visited about our lives before the war, and our lives now, and in that moment we were fellow warriors, that had been boyhood friends. He was a good man, and a good Marine.
He did good in this life, all of us were blessed to know him. He is gone but never forgotten. I salute him, the greatest tribute to a great warrior from another. I am proud to have called him Brother.
Larry L. Ingram 1SG U.S. Army Retired, CPHS Class of '66'
Denice and Family, so very sorry for your loss. Randy will be missed but the memories will be forever!
Saddened to hear the news of Randys' passing. Thoughts and prayers to the Torrez family. The stars are brighter this holiday season as he watches over you.
He will forever live in our hearts. A very special person.
One hell of an interesting guy, who as a coach, helped us feel like men long before any of us were. A truly competitive spirit with a need to support anyone or anything associated with his family or their friends. You will be missed you unique individual.
The Torrez Family-
Losing someone so close to your heart is never an easy thing, especially when it happens so unexpectedly. Treasure the memories you have of him in your hearts and know that they will comfort you in the future. Randy touched so many lives. He will be missed by many. Sending my strength and prayers to you and your family and may God bless you all during this difficult time.
Sending my love~
Denice and family, I was a classmate of Randy at CPHS, he was a good guy!
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Denise and Family-
Sending you love. May faith and prayer get you through this difficult time. Having recently gone through this myself,I, understand the depth of your loss and feel for you.
I'm so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Denise please accept our most heart felt Sympathy and share in your in the sadness of your loss.
Too sudden, too soon.
Carol and Mike Warren
Denice and Family my sympathies to all of you. Randy was a wonderful man and a good friend for over 30 years. We always talked about sports and family when I saw him every few weeks at his shop. Will miss him so much.
We were so sorry to hear about Randy. He was a wonderful person. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family and hope your days get easier soon.
Oh Denise. We are so sorry and sad. What a great guy! Randy was my friend, and I loved going to see him every few months (for the last 30 years!). I will miss him for sure; and Don will miss the stories that I bring home after a visit with Randy!
Denice, Monique, Dustin and Casey, and extended families, please know that you are in our hearts and our prayers. Randy was and will continue to be an inspiration to us in the way he lived his life and loved his family. We pray that you will find peace in your time of loss and that your wonderful memories will continue to bless you with comfort and gratitude for the man who you were so blessed to share your life with. We know how much you will miss him. We will too.
Denice, I am so sorry to hear about Randy. May his many memories and love bring peace to you. God Bless the Torrez family at this difficult time. Thank you Randy for all the great haircuts.
It was my pleasure to know Randy personally and professionally. You will be greatly missed my friend!
May Your Memories and The Love Of Family And Friends Comfort You During This Difficult Time. Randy Will Be Missed By So Many, He Was One Of A Kind Indeed. Continued Prayers From The Guaragnas.