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Jorge H. Torres,

October 31, 1945 - June 14, 2017

Obituary


Jorge Hector Torres
October 31, 1945 - June 14, 2017
Jorge Torres was the eldest son of an immigrant family. Of the many roles he played in his life this is the one that left a lasting legacy.
He was a member of the prestigious 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, traditionally known as the Old Guard (the oldest active-duty unit in the Army), having the distinct honor to have taken part in the funeral of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the inauguration of President Richard M. Nixon.
He studied law at St....

Jorge Hector Torres
October 31, 1945 - June 14, 2017
Jorge Torres was the eldest son of an immigrant family. Of the many roles he played in his life this is the one that left a lasting legacy.
He was a member of the prestigious 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, traditionally known as the Old Guard (the oldest active-duty unit in the Army), having the distinct honor to have taken part in the funeral of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the inauguration of President Richard M. Nixon.
He studied law at St. Mary's University and The University of Houston and practiced law at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. He later started a successful labor law practice in San Antonio.
His passion was sports, especially baseball. In the 1970's he managed local amateur baseball teams in the Colt 45 League and twice took his team to the league championship. His love for the game and for competition was infectious, and in 1983 his team won the Alamo City League Championship.
He was an ardent reader and was quick to draw people in to a discussion about politics, history or current events - he could enthrall with impromptu speeches.
And yet the indelible mark he left was the example he set for his nine brothers and sisters. As the eldest he was the first to attend college and become a professional and he set a standard that they've all tried to emulate. It's a standard that's been handed down to his four children and his many nieces and nephews who have thrived because he showed the way.
Jorge, a loving father and the eldest son of Tirso and Josefina Torres of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, passed away June 14 at the age of 71, surrounded by his family. He was well loved and will be deeply missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Melissa Noles Torres. He is survived by his children Josefina (Joei), Jorge (Sonny), Robert and Kristen. His grandchildren Caroline Alexis and Stephanie Grace Foulke, Madeline Jolie Torres, Aubrey Danielle Torres, and Gabriel Hernandez III; his sisters Rosa (Xavier, deceased) Dominguez, Luz Elena (Gerardo) Carrillo, Alicia (Walter) Enderle, Dr. Laura (Michael) Ramirez and Becky (Victor) Landa; his brothers Dr. Arturo Torres, Andres Torres, Dr. Fernando Torres and Eduardo Torres; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Sunset Northwest Funeral Home at 6321 Bandera Rd., San Antonio, TX 78238 on June 26th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at St. Brigid's Catholic Church at 6907 Kitchener St., San Antonio, TX 78240 on June 27th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. followed by a burial service at the Fort Sam Houston Cemetery at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, TX 78209 at 11:30 a.m.