Dad at Thanksgiving 2010
Richard Stephen Torrell
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 6, 1929
  • Place of birth:
    Buffalo, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 1, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Williamsville, New York, United States
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. -Ernest Hemingway

UPDATE:

Please join us for a spring celebration of Richard's life on:

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

1:00 pm

Amberleigh Retirement CommunityAddress:

2330 Maple Road

Williamsville, NY 14221

http://www.amberleigh.net/map-directions/

 

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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Richard Stephen Torrell, who was born on September 6, 1929 and passed away on February 1, 2011. We will remember him forever.

 

www.legacy.com/obituaries/buffalonews/obituary.aspx

A memorial service honoring and celebrating Richard's life will be held on Friday, February 11th at 9:30 am at Christ the King church, located at 30 Lamarck Drive at Main Street, Amherst, NY which is located at:

maps.google.com/maps

Memorial contributions may be made to Richard's favorite arts organization, the Buffalo Philharmonic via the following link:

www.bpo.org/support/annual_fund-memorials.php

This link allows one to make donations in memory of the individual.  Alternatively, donations may be made via mail to:

Jennifer Barbee

The Buffalo Philharmonic

499 Franklin Street

Buffalo, NY 14202

ATTN: The Richard Torrell Memorial Fund 

 

Jen's phone number is 716-242-7810 and her email is JBarbee@bpo.org.

Lastly, we welcome you to share this website with those who would be interested.  Thank you, friends and family, for your love and friendship.  Let us all take this day to share our love and appreciation with the people we care about.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ricard Torrell on 10th September 2016

"Happy birthday.
Ricard Torrell."

This tribute was added by mary torrell on 6th September 2016

"Thinking of you today on your 87th birthday with love"

This tribute was added by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 1st February 2016

"Missing you today dad, as we all do every day. Lots of love."

This tribute was added by mary torrell on 1st February 2016

"My thoughts are of you today with love"

This tribute was added by Ricard Torrell on 1st February 2016

"Deep sorrow from Barcelona,
RT."

This tribute was added by Ricard Torrell on 7th September 2015

"Dear all, Torrell's
My name is Ricard, my neph is called Ricard Torrell, 3 years old yesterday.
Please contact me at: rtorrell@gmail.com.
Ricard TORRELL i BLANQUER.
from Sabadell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Europe."

This tribute was added by Ricard Torrell on 7th September 2015

"Deep sorrow from Barcelona.
Ricard TORRELL."

This tribute was added by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 7th September 2015

"Happy birthday dad. Miss you and think of you every day."

This tribute was added by mary torrell on 6th September 2015

"Remembering you....especially today"

This tribute was added by mary torrell on 1st February 2015

"thinking of you with love"

This tribute was added by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 1st February 2015

"Thinking of you today dad. Miss you every day. Love you. Hallie"

This tribute was added by mary torrell on 6th September 2014

"Remembering you today and always"

This tribute was added by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 6th September 2014

"Dear dad, thinking of you on your 85th birthday. I miss you every day: Your laid-back attitude, your kindness, your generosity, and your sense of humor. Love, your daughter hallie. Xo"

This tribute was added by mary torrell on 1st February 2014

"Remembering you with love and happy memories."

This tribute was added by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 1st February 2014

"It has been three years since my dad passed. We miss him every day and are remembering his life with great love and appreciation today. Thank you, dad, for all you brought to our lives. You continue to make us smile through our memories of you!"

This tribute was added by mary torrell on 6th September 2013

"Remembering you on what would have been your 84th birthday.."

This tribute was added by mary torrell on 1st February 2013

"It's been 2 years since you left.  I will always remember the happy times. Miss you."

This tribute was added by mary torrell on 6th September 2012

"thinking of you, especially today"

This tribute was added by Ricard Torrell on 9th August 2012

"My condolences.
Ricard Torrell
Sabadell (Barcelona, Spain)"

This tribute was added by mary torrell on 1st February 2012

"It has been a year since you passed away...You are missed and thought of so very often."

This tribute was added by mary torrell on 6th September 2011

"Today would have been your 82nd birthday. I hope you are happy and content in heaven. Remembering all the good times we shared makes me smile. I miss your sense of humor, guidance and support. My thoughts are with you today and always. Your sister, Mary"

This tribute was added by JoAnn Falletta on 11th February 2011

"The musicians of the Buffalo Philharmonic and I send our deepest condolences to the Torrell Family.  Richard was a beloved friend and I will miss him greatly.
I will always treasure the memory of his passion for music and art, his friendship and his love.
He was an extraordinary and wonderful human being.  We are all the better for having known and loved him.
JoAnn Falletta"

This tribute was added by Deborah Ellis on 11th February 2011

"Hallie,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  I am thinking of you.  I hope you can take comfort in your fond memories of your father.

xo... love to you.

Deb Ellis"

This tribute was added by Dolly Evans on 8th February 2011

"Hallie, Vik, Laurie, Fred, Marge and your beautiful families.  

Todd and I were saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. May your happy memories of your Dad help you at this sad time.

God bless You

With Love
Todd and Dolly Evans

This site and the music is beautiful!"

This tribute was added by Anne Ghayour on 8th February 2011

""Hallie,Vik, Mrs. Torrell, Laurie, Fred and the entire family,

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Hal, I have so many fond memories of your father and his kindness. I hope warm memories help sustain you all during this incredibly difficult time.

With love and deepest sympathy,
Anne (Plaut) Ghayour"

This tribute was added by R London on 7th February 2011

"In Virginia we were very saddened of the news of your dad’s passing away. He was a caring, thoughtful and considerate man, brilliant in some ways yet humble with a wonderful sense of humor too. He made you feel relaxed and at home in his presence. I am thankful to have known him. Reed London"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Spinney on 7th February 2011

"Dear Hallie,
I hope happy memories of you father will be helpful to you and your family during this difficult time.  This webpage is such a nice tribute.  We went to church yesterday and did light a candle for him and your whole family.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  
Liz Spinney"

This tribute was added by Ramesh Saxena on 6th February 2011

"Dear Hallie:
I am deeply saddened to learn of your father's passing away. Even though I never had the opportunity to have met him yet I believe I have always known him through the wonderful values that you have - certainly a trait from him. Do keep all the goodness that you inherited from your father. That will be a lasting tribute to and celebration of him. I am very happy that you are ours."

This tribute was added by Prashant Saxena on 5th February 2011

"Dear Hallie,
We are so sorry for your loss; our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
“Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.”

Your father would always be in our hearts and memories,

With deepest sympathy,
Prashant & Varija Saxena"

This tribute was added by Eileen Testa on 5th February 2011

"Dear Hallie,

My heart goes out to you and your family, in this truly difficult time.  Have faith that your Dad will forever live on in your children and he will continue to touch your lives.

Eileen Collins Testa"

This tribute was added by Nell Connors on 5th February 2011

"Hallichka,
I'm thinking of you and the memories of your dad you shared with me. Take comfort in knowing that you were a loving daughter who gave him much to be proud of.

Take care and lots of love,
Nell
PS: Your choice of music is simply fabulous!!"

This tribute was added by Vik Saxena on 5th February 2011

"It is impossible to express the void that we feel from Dad’s loss. I will always remember him as a gentle, kind hearted, passionate, and extraordinarily creative person that he was. He welcomed me into the family as his own son and every time we saw him, I felt like I was with my own dad and like I’ve known him forever. We will always miss you dad. Thank you for your kindness, generosity, and love"

This tribute was added by Leonid Gomon on 5th February 2011

"I am so sorry about your bereavement. Be strong. All your friends with you Hallie. Leonid Gomon, Kiev, Ukraine."

This tribute was added by Justine and Bob Hollinsworth on 5th February 2011

"To my dearest friend Hallie and her family,

We are so sorry about the loss of your dad.  Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers and we are here for anything you need.

With our deepest sympathy and love,

Bob and Justine Hollinsworth"

This tribute was added by ann jackson on 5th February 2011

"I am so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Ann Marie"

This tribute was added by Joan Alexander Spinney on 4th February 2011

"Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dad, Hallie.  Ronald L. and Joan Alexander Spinney (Elizabeth's parents)"

This tribute was added by Jayme Bader Rosenthal on 4th February 2011

"Hallie,

I am so sorry for your loss.

Treasure the memories as he will live on through them for you and your family.

Jayme Bader Rosenthal"

This tribute was added by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 4th February 2011

"Hello friends and family of my dad, Richard Torrell.  Please feel free to write your own tributes and post photos.  We will miss my dad so much.  The memorial service will be Friday February 11th at 9:30 at Christ the King church in Snyder, NY.  Thank you for your friendship and support."


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