Obituary of Edward J. Torres
Edward J. Torres, a beloved resident of Lower Makefield, passed away peacefully at his home on February 2, 2024, at the age of 97. Born in New York, New York March 12, 1926, Ed lost his mom shortly after his birth and was raised by his aunt and uncle, Thomas and Josephine Gares.
Ed proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII. He was a member of The American Legion Post 317 and The VFW Post 6393. He participated in the Yardley Memorial Day Parade for over 30 years playing taps by the graves of fallen soldiers. He was a graduate of Rider College, class of 1950, where he received a Business Degree that he put to use during his tenure at US Steel. He married the love of his life, Catherine Cracker, resided in Lower Makefield and was fortunate enough to celebrate 72 years of marriage the week before he passed.
Anyone who knew Ed knew he was a jokester, he loved telling jokes. If he could make you laugh his day was complete. He was a loving family man, a committed Eagles fan, an animal lover and a devout Catholic.
Ed is survived by his wife Catherine Torres, three children: Donna Torres, Edward Torres Jr. (Butch), Lora Torres-Warner and husband Todd Warner. Ed was a loving grandfather to Erin Saylor (Brian) and Christopher Warner and great-grandfather to Raegan and Austin. Ed is preceded in death by his sister Emma and his brother Manny and will be missed by his sister-in-law Ginger Cracker and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 1:00pm at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church 999 Reading Avenue Yardley, PA 19067. Calling hours for family and friends will be from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the church. Interment with military honors will be held at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery 830 Highland Road Newtown, PA 18940. Arrangements are under the care of the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home 17 S. Delaware Avenue Yardley, PA 19067.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) help.dav.org/donate or to your local animal shelter. Condolences for the family can be left at www.fitzgeraldsommerfuneralhome.com.