Michael Edward Torres (1953-2017)

Michael Edward Torres (1953-2017)

Michael Edward Torres, 64, went to be with the Lord on October 1,2017 surrounded by his family. Michael battled cancer and fought hard until the end.
Born and raised in Fillmore, CA, Michael was known and loved by many, many people. He had a heart of gold and a selfless person who continuously went out of his way to help friends and family at all hours of the day.
He often mentored those he came in contact with, treating them like family and taking them in. It wasn't a surprise at family gatherings for Michael to show up with friends to join him at the dinner table or at a family dinner. His love and passion was spontaneous trips to Chumash Casino and barbequing with his special sauce.
Michael was an owner and operator of Torres Distributing and a produce stand on Highway 126, next to Yamaguchi's Flower Shop of Santa Paula. Shortly, after he joined the family business as an owner of Dino's Drive-In Restaurant and manager of Margaret's Cocina where he hosted car shows and Fourth of July events.
Michael leaves behind his parents; Margaret and Rudy Torres of Fillmore, CA. His sons; Michael Torres of Jersey City, NJ and Kristopher Torres of Newport Beach, CA. Siblings; Paula Lopez of Fillmore, CA and Rudy Scott Torres of Los Angeles, CA. And, granddaughter Samantha Torres of Jersey City, NJ.
Special Thanks to the staff of Assisted Home Health & Hospice Care and all the loving people who stopped by to support the family.
In lieu of flowers, the Torres family suggests that donations be made to the Michael Torres Memorial Fund in support of Prostate cancer research at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to USC Norris and note they are to go to the Michael Torres Memorial Fund. Checks can be mailed to USC Norris, 1441 Eastlake Avenue Suite 8302, Los Angeles California 90033. Attn: Lee McCabe.
The celebration of Michael's life will be held in Fillmore, CA at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Friday October 13, 2017 at 9:30am. The officiant will be Father Alex and a reception will be held afterwards with friends and family members.
To sign the family's on line guestbook, share stories, and post pictures please visit our website: and click on Michael's name located below "Obituaries."
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Robert Rey Garcia Jr Funeral Services, 830 E Santa Paula St, Santa Paula, CA 93060. For further information, please call (805) 229-7054.