Torres, Mario - a 43 year resident of Hawthorne, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2006 in Los Angeles, CA. Born in Jalisco, Mexico, Mario was 56 when he died. He is survived by his Wife, Rosa Terrazas, Father, Luis Landeros, Daughter, Pearla Torres, Sons, Mario Jr. & Gabriel Louis Torres, Brothers, Refugio Zamorrano, Brother, Luis Landeros, Sisters, Marisela Yerena, Beatriz & Landy Landeros and 2 Grandchildren. A gathering of family & friends will be Friday, April 14, 2006, 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. with The Service Saturday, April 15, 2006, 10:00 A.M. Both at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. Well what can I say about BIG MARIO,well first that I considered him like a second father he always told me the same thing that I was like a son to him that I will never forget.Second I will never forget the good times and bad times that we had especially when he use to help me fix my car(s)those were good times because we would talk, joke around but I remember if I didnt do the ways he want it he would get mad,but see to me that was funny because he would make that mean face and that deep scrongy voice, that was his trade mark,and I will never,never forget the time I got sick from my stomach at that time I was in hawthorne doing a job I didnt know were to go but to big mario house because it was the closest I had no other choice,I get there he tells whats wrong and I tel him I think my stomach is about to fall out or something cause I was having sharp pains it would not stop anyways big mario starts giving me all these kind of remedys but I didnt know what they were I think it made it worst so I tell big mario this is to much can u call the paramedics? well if u guys know big mario you know what his answer was=”shit u kidding me its to expensive”(in that scrongy voice)I said I’ll pay for it just send me the bill but big mario didnt want to so I said ah crap im dying here but he said just hold on I’ll take u to the hospital so we hop in the black camaro and sure enough we got there he took me in and stayed with me trough out the hold day until everything was ok,he never left my side,that I will always thank him.The next day I called him to thank him and the first thing he tells me”u were crying like a girl”but thats big mario to you.When my brother passed away he was the first one there for me that I also thank him for that and mom,gabe and mario.I have so many stories I can tell but I will keep them locked in my heart.Mom mario,gabe,perla Im glad that I met u guys I considered u like my family great people in the world,remember know matter what me and my family will always be there for u,now big mario is w/the big guy up there he’s in a better place and he will always be in our hearts. Jairo Litardo and Family

  2. Tio, Usted acept a 3 pequeas muchachas en su vida y comparti su amor. Soy profundamente agradecido para se. Usted nunca tena un mal hueso en su cuerpo, su corazn era ms grande que cualquiera podra imaginarse. Usted tena bastante amor para cada uno que usted toc. Nunca me olvidar de su risa, sonrisa, no empujo, y “NO DIGA SU TIA”. El momento especial nunca me olvidar de cmo usted me ense cmo conducir un palillo. Ambos no sabamos en lo que conseguamos pero usted tena fe en m y dicha me a no dar para arriba. Usted me ha enseado a llevar a cabo mi cabeza encima del colmo y a ser orgulloso para quin soy y me convertir. Cuando mi padre muri usted hizo me una promesa, y esa promesa que usted fall, pero le prometo que sostendr que promesa para nosotros dos. Te quiero y “GRACIAS” por todo. Ame, Angie

  3. Mario was my Nino. He was my uncle. I don’t have a memory when I was little without him in it. I remember being so excited when my nina and nino came to visit with the boys. The way he always said “I love you Mija” in that deep voice. You could always tell where he was by his big laugh. He was also a great big brother to my mom, who said he wanted to make sure she was ok through her hard time. I loved how he would let me in on the joke and every once and a while shared a sip of his drink and said “Don’t tell your mom.” So here’s to a man who enjoyed a cold drink, a good fight and a big laugh!

  4. Rosa and family, my brother Mario, I have lots of memories of him and I’m very glad that he was part of my family. He always made us laugh and do things that i couldn’t get mad at him for, like playing with the kids trying to get them wet with the hose in my livingroom yes, in my livingroom. My girls loved him because he was Tio Mario very unique and lots of fun. We already miss him very much and we thank the Lord that Tio Mario is in a better life now. God Bless you guys. Love always, Chacho

  5. I love my Tio Mario. I don’t have one childhood memory without him. Whenever we (my sisters and I) heard the words “Tio Mario and Tia Rosa are coming” we knew we would be having nothing but fun. Fun, laughter, smiles and love are the words that come to my mind whenever I think about him. As a family we were blessed to have Tio Mario. He will truly be missed. Love you all.

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