Estanislao S. Torres

Estanislao S. Torres

Sgt. Maj. Estanislao “Tanis” Salgado Torres,  U.S. Army, ret., 91, of Salinas, California, formerly of Uvalde, died  on Aug. 12, 2018, in Salinas, California.

He was born on Feb. 15, 1927, in Knippa to Candelaria (Salgado) and Leocadio Flores Torres.

Torres attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salinas, California, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and spent his later years serving the homeless and destitute.

Torres served a 27-year career in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany, Korea, two tours of duty in Vietnam, and numerous stateside assignments. Commendations he received include the Bronze Star Medal, the RVN Cross of Gallantry with Palm Medal, and the RVN Civil Action Medal; first class. The family says his proudest assignment was with the US Army’s First Infantry Division, also known as “the Big Red One.”

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Larissa Jobzyk Torres; and four sisters, Gertrudis Jimenez, Maria de los Santos Avalos, Lilia Gonzales and Apolonia Neira.

He is survived by two sons, Helmut Torres of Wuhan, Hubei, China, and Gilbert Torres and wife, Linda Malone Torres, of Antioch, California; daughter-in-law, Lydia Pena Torres of Salinas, California; brother, Leocadio Torres and wife, Gloria Faye Torres, of Springhill, Louisiana; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A viewing was held and a rosary was recited on Aug. 17, 2018, at Struve & Laporte Funeral Home in Salinas, California.

A private interment service with only immediate family in attendance will be held on Saturday at the Uvalde Catholic Cemetery.



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