Peter John Torres
February 4, 1944 – June 19, 2020
Peter J. Torres, age 76, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on Friday June 19, 2020. Peter was born February 4, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas to Petra Z. Torres and John R. Torres. Peter was preceded in death by; father John R. Torres; mother Petra Z Torres; brother Victorio Z. Torres; nephew Paul-Michael Cadena.
Peter is survived by his spouse, Sylvia Diane Torres; son Victor W. Torres and daughter-in-law Olivia E. Torres; daughter Renee Cowdery; son Peter James Torres; and daughter Patricia D. Mata and son-in-law Edward Mata II; sister Janey Torres-Negrete and brother-in-law David R. Negrete and brother John E. Torres and sister-in-law Elizabeth O. Torres; grandchildren Andria E. Torres, Christian R. Cowdery, Isaac E. Mata and Isabella G. Mata.
Peter John Torres graduated from La Salle High School. This is where he discovered his love for football and joined the high school football team. His love for the sport continued until the day he went home to be with his Heavenly Father. After graduating high school, Peter joined the United States Marine Corps. He faithfully served his country for eight years and served two years in Vietnam. Just two weeks after fulfilling his service with the U.S. Marines he went on to join the L.A.P.D. There he spent twenty years protecting the residents of Los Angeles, California. Upon retiring, Peter returned to his hometown San Antonio, Texas. During his retirement, Peter spent his Sunday afternoons watching football and enjoyed frequent family dinners at various restaurants. Peter John Torres always spoke about his love for God, his country, and his guns. He will be dearly missed but his legacy will live on in our hearts and the stories we tell our children.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.SunsetNorthFuneralHome.com for the Torres family.
- Sylvia Diane Torres, Spouse
- Victor W. Torres (Olivia), Son
- Renee Cowdery, Daughter
- Peter James Torres, Son
- Patricia D. Mata (Edward Mata, II), Daughter
- Janey Torres-Negrete, Sister
- John E. Torres, Brother
- Andria E. Torres, Grandchild
- Christian Cowdery, Grandchild
- Isaac Mata, Grandchild
- Isabella Mata, Grandchild
- Petra Torres, Mother (deceased)
- John R. Torres, Father (deceased)
- Victorio Z. Torres, Brother (deceased)
- Paul-Michael Cadena, Nephew (deceased)
- Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
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Family Receiving Friends & Family
Monday, June 29, 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Peter John Torres
Rev. Virginia Marie Rincon
June 30, 2020
My precious cousin Pete you will forever be remembered. We are all so proud of all your service to our country. It was hard not to be there for your family during your transition and funeral. But we are a family of faith and believe in the depths of our hearts that you knew we were and are with your family. We are "Torres Strong" which means we love as Christ loved us, and that we are bound together by this family tradition. I celebrate your life even though you have transitioned to be in our Lord's loving arms. Rest well and say hello to all the family in heaven. Each tear shed for you is one of the lasting and fond memories deep in my heart.
Maria Nestora Partida
June 29, 2020
You will always be my hero. I am very blessed to have you as my cousin. The memory of your wonderful smile and laughter I dearly treasure. Thank you dear cousin for being part of my life.
Maria Nestora Flores Partida
June 28, 2020
I will always cherish the times we spent together when you where in Houston. You always had me captivated by your storytelling. You were celebrity status in my book! My Lord how my momma loved her nephew Pete.
John J. Torres
June 27, 2020
I remember Uncle Pete as a larger than life character. He was a real life super hero. It was like being related to a real life G.I. Joe and a Super Cop rolled into one. His booming laughter will forever ring in my memories. My last conversation with him in the hospital was classic Uncle Pete. He opened his eyes and said "Hey Johnny". Then we chatted a bit. I told him I had to leave and gave him a hug. Then he said, "You're a good guy. You come from a good family." All the while smiling with that little mischievous smirk he would get when he delivered a comment that was part compliment part wisecrack. We are gonna miss you old timer. Rest easy Marine. I got your six while you are up in heaven.
Cindy Roseberry (Torres)
June 25, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Torres, family. I remember visits to Houston by cousins Pete and Vic and they seem like giants to me. May you rest in peace cousin.