Tony Martinez Torres Jr.
Tony Martinez Torres Jr. Oxnard, CA Tony M. Torres Jr. passed away on October 8th, 2016 at the age of 64. Beloved father, grandpa, and friend, he was loved by many and will be missed by all. Born and raised in Oxnard, he was always surrounded by family even in his sudden but final days. Tony lost his life to cancer, but we will remember him for how caring, giving, funny, humble, and family oriented he was. He went to Moorpark College after graduating from Oxnard High School and CSU Northridge where he was Sophomore Class president and got involved in the Chicano movement in the 1970's before meeting his wife, Arcie. He spent his life in construction before being self-employed as a handyman. He was also a drummer for many years in the local band he started, Hot Sauce, before playing in the worship team at South Coast Fellowship years later. Tony is preceded in death by his father, Antonio Sr. He is survived by his mother Catalina, sister Maria, brothers Art and Adrian, wife of 39 years- Arcie, sons and daughters- in-law: Tony III, Brian (Claudia), Ted (Kassie), Daniel, and daughter Bianca (Gerrit). Twelve grandchildren, Angel, Joshua, Gabriel, Briana, Alisia, Liliana, Alexandra, Noah, Kali, Teddi, Valentina, and Victoria. Tony was generous and loving; always holding and picking up his grandchildren at any opportunity. He was the grill master at all family gatherings, and the first to give a speech or say grace. When Tony gave his life to God, he did his best to bring others to him as well. He ministered to his clients he worked with and brought many souls to the first steps of salvation. The devastating loss to his family was a shock as nobody knew he had such widespread cancer through out his body. He was working, swimming, and drumming as usual before being taken to the hospital with a grim diagnosis. He spent his last days surrounded by his family and the caregivers from Vitas hospice that did a great job keeping him as comfortable as possible. The world is a little colder without the warmth of his gentle heart and Tony will be dearly missed. We will always love you Dad!
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