William G. Torres, Sr. aka "Will" & "Bill", age 53, of East Chicago, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at St Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, Indiana. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra (nee Huerta),many loving children: William G. Torres, Jr. (Alison), Ethan J. Torres, Caritina Torres, Danielle Torres, Gabriel Torres,Ciera Torres, Luciano & Alfredo Huerta and Jamie Sanchez; his beloved mother, Barbara Torres; grandchildren: Aurora, Sophia, Elise and many other loving grandchildren; brother, Trent Torres; special sister, Cynthia Pacheco; mother-in-law, Elvira Huerta; sister-in-law, Linda Torres and brothers-in-law: Jose and Ricardo Huerta; nieces: Kelli (Alex) Semchuck and Sierra Torres and nephew Nathan Torres; many other loving relatives and dear friends. Preceded in passing by his father, Vidal J. Torres, brother, James Torres; maternal grandparents, William and Beatrice Vega and paternal grandparents, Anastacio and Caritina Torres.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. with Funeral Service at 6:30 P.M. with Deacon Ray Helfen, officiating, all at the Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home, 3934 Elm Street, East Chicago, Indiana. Private cremation services will follow. At Rest, St John-St Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the family.
William was a real family man. He loved his children and grandchildren and all of his family and friends. He was a loving son who called his mother "Sweet Mama" Barbara. He loved to barbecue in the back yard with family and friends and made sure everyone had enough to eat. If he could, he would feed the whole neighborhood with his barbecue and cooking. When William wasn't working or cooking, he enjoyed all sports. He attended many sporting events and loved watching his Chicago Cubs, Indpls. Colts and Kansas City Chiefs. He will be dearly missed by all of his loving family and friends. "When through one man a little more love and goodness, a little more light and truth come into the world-then that man's life has had meaning." Eternal Rest Grant onto him oh Lord and let the Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him."