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1929 Jose 2022

Jose S. Torres

December 26, 1929 — October 6, 2022

Jose Santos Torres, 92, of Holland, Ohio, was born December 26, 1929, and passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2022 surrounded by his family at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo, Ohio.

He was born to Manuel and Manuela (Ledesma) Torres in San Benito, Texas. Married Hortencia Espinoza Torres on June 4, 1951 in Holgate, Ohio. Together they raised five children, and were members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Joan of Arc Church. Jose was a loving father, husband, and grandfather. He always put his family first. He worked for General Motors in Defiance, Ohio for 42 years. He was very hardworking and instilled a strong work ethic into his family. Jose loved spending time outdoors, mowing the lawn, watching Ohio State football, grilling, gardening, and was best known for his exterior Christmas decorating. Jose was kind, gentle, and humble. He was cherished and loved by many family and friends. All those who knew him will miss Jose dearly. His faith and dedication to his family will never be forgotten.

Jose is survived by his children: Gilbert (Dee) Torres, Rosalinda (Saul) Castillo, David Torres, Delia (Michael) Mekus; his siblings; Geneveva (Rosalio) Martinez, Cruz (Lorenzo) Flores, Frank (Patsy) Torres, and John (Phyllis) Torres; grandchildren: Bernie, Patty, Petee, Brandon, Tyler, Reuben, Sonia, Espie, Jose, Alicia, Joey, Chris, Tim, Kevin, Jessica, Ryan, Brianna; great grandchildren; many God children; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Hortencia Torres of 70 years; siblings: Amelia T. Eureste and Hipolito “Paul” Torres; his son Rogelio; and his granddaughter Angelita.

Family and friends may visit the Zachrich Family Funeral Home on Sunday, October 23, 2022, from 2pm to 6 pm. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, October 24, 2022 at St. Mary’s Church in Holgate, Ohio. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio and Toledo Humane Society.

Jose’s family wishes to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio and St. Clare Commons in Perrysburg, Ohio.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, October 23, 2022

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services

114 Williams Street, Holgate, OH 43527

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, October 24, 2022

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St. Mary's Catholic Church


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