Kraeer Funeral Home & Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL


Jose A. Torres

August 20, 1935June 20, 2020

Jose A. Torres, a mechanical engineer and long-time resident of Fort Lauderdale, FL, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the age of 84.

Jose is survived by this beloved wife, Lydia Torres (Nena); his wonderful children, Freddy Torres; Luz Selenia Lee (Lucy); Joe Torres Jr.; and Joel Torres. His beautiful grandchildren Natasha Buffaloe; Dr. Mekeisha Buffaloe, Psy.D; Freddie Andre Torres, Nicholas Andrew Torres, Alyssa Maria Buffaloe, Melissa Torres, Tony Torres, Jalen Lee, Iris Lydia Torres, Marlene Torres, and Joel Torres Jr. His greatgrandchildren Adrian Meadows, Aniche Meadows, London Amaya Torres, Sa’Layah Nicole Washington, and Ta’Niyah Mary Joy Washington. His siblings Narcisa Torres Cruz, Frederico Torres Cruz, Carmen Torres Cruz, Irisdelia Torres Cruz, Fernando Torres Cruz, and Josue Torres Cruz.

Jose was born on August 20, 1935 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico to Reymundo Torres and Concepcion Torres Cruz. He graduated from Sally University and went on to complete vocational training in Mechanical Engineering. On November 10, 1957, Jose married the love of his life Lydia Soto, whom he tremendously adored. On January 1, 1957 and January 28, 1958, respectively, they welcomed their first two children. Jose later extended his family with two sons, who were born on August 10, 1969 and December 14, 1970, respectively.

Jose was a force to be reverenced; he had so much personality, depth, and stories to share with his grandchildren. He often spoke to his children and grandchildren about the importance of having a strong relationship with the Lord, putting God first, and his love for all things mechanical. Jose was a devout man of God, who sought the Lord’s counsel and guidance in every circumstance. He was also a protective, loving, and devoted husband to Lydia Torres. Jose enjoyed spending time with his Nena, painting scenic canvas, reading the Bible, working on cars/planes, listening to Christian and 60’s and 70’s country music, and watching television. He will be profoundly missed by his spouse, family, and all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Visitation for Jose will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM at Kraeer Funeral Home on 200 West Copans Road in Pompano Beach, FL followed by the funeral services at 2:00PM. A committal service will also occur on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 3PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.


  • Lydia Torres, Wife


  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


Jose A. Torres

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