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Simon F. Torres, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother entered rest on March 4, 2013 at the age of 80. Of 17 children, he was born on February 18, 1933 to Nicolas and Marina Torres in Sabinal, Texas. Simon retired from civil service and the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 1993. He was a member of the only Mariachi Group for the Air Force Reserve 433rd TAW "Mariachi Amistad". He was also a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church Spanish Choir for 30 years. He was preceded in death by parents; son, Gary Anthony Torrez; 5 brothers and 4 sisters. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Rosa E. Torres; their children: sons, John T. Torres and wife Dorothy, Simon R. Torrez and wife Angelica; David L. Alvarado, Jr. and wife Raquel; daughter, Michelle G. Martinez; brothers, Lazaro Torrez and wife Maria, Macario Torrez and wife Rosa; sisters, Nicolasa Diaz, Ofelia Rocha and husband Natividad, Marina Hernandez and husband Joe, Maria Elena Rubio and husband Raul, Gloria Tijerina and husband Carlos; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Funeraria Del Angel Roy Akers for an Evening Service at 7:00 p.m. A funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2013 to celebrate an 8:45 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Paul's Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to
. Please visit www.funerariadelangelroyakers.com for online tributes.
Published in Express-News on Mar. 6, 2013