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ROBERT TORRES McALLEN - Our brave hero, Robert Torres, 48, passed away into his eternal home on Friday, November 9th 2012 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was welcomed with open arms into the gates of heaven by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and his parents Ascencion "Chon" and Rebecca "Becky" Torres. Left to cherish his memory is Cristela, his caring and devoted wife, his children Matthew (Jessica) Torres, His twins Robert Jr., and Rebekah Torres and stepson Michael Alaniz. He is also survived by three sisters; Dina (Arnoldo) Castillo, Debbie (Armando) Cobos, and Dahlia (Edward) Dimas; and various nieces and nephews of Edinburg, Texas. Although he was the only son to his family, he was honored of having a special relationship with one hundred and eighty one extraordinary brothers from the McAllen Fire Department. Each one of them will always have a special place in his heart. After graduating from Memorial High School in 1983, he attended the University of Texas at Pan American and in 1986, graduated from the McAllen Fire Department Cadet Class #18. He dedicated 25 years of service to the McAllen Fire Department. Robert was a simple, loving, warm hearted man who enjoyed the daily pleasures of life. He loved working and maintaining his lawn, weekend cook-outs among the company of his family and friends, trips to the island in summertime and was an avid, loyal, and faithful Dallas Cowboys Fan. Win or lose, he supported America's Team. His greatest blessing in life was his family and faith in the Lord, whom he has now joined and rests peacefully in the Kingdom of Heaven. Friends are invited to attend a visitation with the family between the hours of five o'clock in the afternoon and nine o'clock in the evening, on Monday, November 12th 2012 at Legacy Chapels, 4610 S. Jackson Rd in Edinburg, (956)-618-5900. A Rosary will be prayed at seven o'clock in the evening and will be available online at www.legacychapelsrgv.com. Funeral Mass will commence at ten 'clock in the morning on Tuesday, November 13th 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in McAllen. Having the distinguished honor of serving as pallbearers will be the Cadet Class #18, Alberto Alejandro, Amado Cano, Mike Hernandez, Tony Nelson, Ramon Rodriguez, and Oscar Salinas; Honorary pallbearers will be his children, Matthew Torres, Robert Jr., and Rebekah Torres and nieces and nephews; Christopher, Liza Marie, Marcos Castillo, Kayla Ann Cobos, Stephen, Brandon and John David Dimas. The Torres family would like to thank IPH Hospice for their compassionate care during Robert's illness, The City of McAllen Fire Department, The McAllen Fire Fighters Association Local 2602 and The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District. Funeral Services are under the direction of Legacy Chapels of Edinburg. Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries
Published in The Monitor from Nov. 10 to Nov. 12, 2012
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