August 5, 1928 ~ December 2, 2020

Born in: Lompoc, CA
Resided in: Redondo Beach, CA

Jose Torres, beloved Uncle passed away on Wednesday December 2, 2020 at home with his niece Sugar and her husband Juan, niece Sheri, great-niece Frankee, and personal caregiver Ayriana. Jose, also known as “Joe” was born on August 5, 1928 in Lompoc, California. Joe was a longtime resident of Redondo Beach and lived in the South Bay for 87 years. Uncle Joe was a Veteran of the Korean War, in which he was very proud of. He worked for Metlox Pottery in Manhattan Beach for 35 years. He was a familiar face at little league, pop warner and basketball games. Jose enjoyed watching old movies, doing puzzles and being grouchy. Jose is survived by his sister, Jennie Torres. Preceded in death by his father Catarino Torres and mother Francisca Torres as well as 4 brothers, Marcos Torres, Emo Torres, Socko Torres, Clemente Torres and sister Henrietta Duarte. Uncle Joe, with many words of wisdom, taught us how to fight through thick and thin, no matter how hard times could be, he also wanted his family to know that “We should treat each other as equals.”

Uncle Joe, you will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.

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  1. candle 4My deepest condolences sugar to you and your whole family uncle Joe is a big part of my life these past 25 years I always felt he loved me and my Boy
    Love you my BFF🙏🏼💜

  2. candle 7Brought a tear to my eye watching the tribute video. Uncle Joe is a massive part of my childhood. My family has known yours since the 50’s and any loss to you guys is a loss to me also but this one truly hurts me. I wish I knew then what I know now because I would have told him I love him. He will always be one of the 5 most important men I will ever meet. Love you Uncle Joe and thank you for being in my life.

  3. candle 1Uncle Joe 🕊 now my guardian angel ! I will always love you and remember you. We will meet again one day in Heaven❤️ Love, your choco-latte nurse Ayriana 😘

  4. candle 2So sorry for your loss. I am so blessed to have the Metlox Christmas plates that Uncle Joe would bring to the house every Christmas morning with a bag of fresh, delicious homemade tamales. When I take them out this year, I’ll be sure to add an extra prayer for Uncle Joe and your family. God Bless you for taking such excellent care of him.

  5. candle 4I love you Uncle Joe. You were the rebel, the quiet giant, the reason behind so many of my fondest childhood memories at Grandma’s. Because of you I grew up swinging at pinatas on birthdays, savoring pork tamales on Christmas Eve, acquiring a love for Metlox pottery, learning to appreciate and cherish being called Raggedy Ann, how to take comfort in the quiet moments, strengthen my faith in God and be unpredictable in the process. Because of you I’ve learned to always embrace your family, good, bad or otherwise. Love your mother beyond measure, respect your father like you want to be respected, fight with your siblings but take a bullet for them too, make your people laugh and always leave them guessing. You were a quiet beacon of light that always led me home. Thank you for these gifts and I will see you again on the other side.

    All my love,
    Cindy (Raggedy Ann #6)

  6. To the entire Torres family my deepest condolences for your lose. Uncle Joe will always be remembered with love and respect. I will miss him and he will live forever in my heart. Sorry due do covid restrictions I will not be able to attend the services with you but know that my heart spirit and support will be there.

    Jean Peters
    Bob King

  7. candle 7Thanks for all the childhood memories Uncle Joe. It warms my heart that you were with family and not in a nursing home. With lots of Love, Jim K.

  8. candle 7My sincerest condolences to all of you. Always had a smile on his face and so content just to be amongst loved ones. Fly high Uncle Joe! 🙏🦋🙏

  9. candle 7My sincerest condolences to all of you. Always had a smile on his face and so content just to be amongst loved ones. Fly high Uncle Joe! 🙏🦋🙏😘

  10. My sincerest condolences to all of you. He was such a treasure! Always had a smile on his face and so content just to be amongst loved ones. Fly high Uncle Joe! 🙏🦋🙏😘

  11. candle 4Sending warmth, healing, and prayers to keep those beautiful memories close to everyone’s heart. Uncle Jo was a prominent person in my moms life (Abigail Torres) and remember hearing stories about him and his siblings. I as a young girl remember uncle Jo’s grouchy yet silly personality which always stood out in a favorable way. May he rest in peace and may God comfort those expericing grief.

  12. candle 1I love you my Uncle Jo Jo!! Rest In Peace! Thank you for being my hero and my inspiration! You showed me how to fight n I will fight I promise!

  13. candle 4Uncle joe will always hold a special place in my heart ❤️ He is an amazing man. Sending heart warming hugs. <3

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