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Alfredo C. Torres

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ALFREDO C. TORRES Alfredo passed away on November 27, 2012. He was 90 years old. Alfredo was born in Fabens, Texas and raised in California. His family traveled between the two states seeking work during the Great Depression. At 9 years old he began working with his family, and at 20 joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served in World War II as a medic. He landed on the beach of Normandy, France on the day after D-Day. He was often the first face a wounded soldier would see. There he treated those he could, and comforted those he couldn't. His service to our country included active duty in the Ardennes, Central Europe, Northern France, Rhineland, and Normandy campaigns. Following the war he married Guadalupe Sifuentes and settled in Santa Clara, NM. Together they raised three children: Lupe, Alfred, and Michael. Alfredo was widowed after 40 years of marriage when Guadalupe passed away in 1987. In his later years Alfredo moved to California to reside with his daughter Lupe. He spent his days reading western novels and making rosaries. He donated the rosaries to soldiers currently serving in the U.S. military through the "Rosaries for Troops" program. He enjoyed visiting friends at the Veterans Administration hospital, listening to Al Hurricane, and of course - the casino. He also loved fishing, gardening, bingo, and making jewelry. Before Alfredo left us he celebrated one last Thanksgiving. He said grace with his entire family attending and made sure Al Hurricane played. He smiled, laughed, and even enjoyed a few beers. Alfredo is survived by his children, their spouses, eight grandchildren, and seventeen great grandchildren. Viewing will be from 5-9 PM on 12/4/12 at Miller Jones Mortuary, Moreno Valley. Funeral services will be held 12/5/12, 10:00AM at St. Christopher's Church, Moreno Valley.

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Published in Press-Enterprise from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2012
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