Mr. Carlos Torres, 41 years old of John Street, Amsterdam, died Thursday at Palms of Pasedena Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Torres was born April 20, 1964 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, a son of Ramon and Carmen Carmona Torres. He moved to Amsterdam as an infant where he had since resided. Mr. Torres was a 1982 graduate of Amsterdam High School and served his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed by the City of Amsterdam as a truck driver for the Dept. of Public Works for many years. Mr. Torres was a communicant of St. Michael The Archangel Roman Catholic Church. He was very proud of his heritage, loved his music and was a very kind person. Mr. Torres is survived:
His mother and step father Carmen and Frank Carey of Cohoes
His Father Ramon Torres of Ohio
His Paternal grandmother Alicia Torres of Amsterdam
His Companion Marilyn Rivera of Amsterdam
His son Jose Rivera and daughter Mercy Rodriguez, both of Amsterdam
2 brothers, Raymond Torres of Boston, Mass. and Felix Torres, Jr. of Ohio
2 sisters, Nelida Halvey of Schenectady and Brenda Torres of Ohio
His grandson, Silas Ray Banta, aunts, uncles, 2 nieces, cousins and many friends.
Funeral services will be held 8:30am Monday at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY, followed at 9:15am by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael?s Church. Burial will take place at St. Michael?s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 3:00 until 6:00pm Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.