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Raul (Rudy) Torres (78) fondly known as Grampadude, peacefully passed in the Lord’s loving embrace on January 18, 2022. Grampadude was born May 14, 1943 in Garden Grove, California to the late Maximo and Maria Torres.
He served in the Air Force as a Sgt. at Williams Air Force Base in Arizona. After his military service, with degrees in engineering and computer science, he spent his career as a Civil Engineer for the City of Mesa until he retired. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and actively volunteered as a Mesa Lion.
His 54 year marriage to Mary Helen included four children from a previous marriage Kris Anest (Jim), Kathy Moran (Mike), Jamie Brown (Virgil), and James Stough II. Grampadude and Mary had his beloved son Charles whose career in the arts was cherished and took them all over the country. He so loved his grandchildren, Bradley, Ethan (Anna), Tyler, Peter (Nia), Christopher, Matthew, Joseph, Lea, and great grandson, Elias.
He leaves behind his only brother, Joe Torres, niece and nephew, Ivan and Belinda, along with many nieces and nephews. We would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Gordon Grado who is more a member of the family than a gifted and respected doctor. Grampadude leaves this world loved by many. He was fiercely humble and private. In place of a memorial, he wishes for all of his loved ones to embrace their memories and love each other.
His ashes will be delivered in the Pacific Ocean where he can swim with the dolphins, by his loving son Charles Torres.