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
  • 81 years old
  • Born on September 6, 1929 in Buffalo, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on February 1, 2011 in Williamsville, New York, United States.

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.

Posted by Ricard Torrell on 6th February 2018
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Posted by Ricard Torrell on 6th February 2018
Best from Sabadell, Catalunya. Ricard TORRELL.
Posted by Vik Saxena on 31st January 2018
We miss you dad, and are comforted knowing that you're watching over us. You will forever be in our hearts.
Posted by Mary Torrell on 31st January 2018
My thoughts are with you
Posted by Mary Torrell on 5th September 2017
Remembering you... as always
Posted by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 5th September 2017
Happy birthday, dad. Missing you. Xoxo
Posted by Ricard Torrell on 1st February 2017
Remember. RicardTORRELL, Sabadell, Catalonia.
Posted by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 1st February 2017
Remembering you, dad. We miss you very much and i know you are watching over us. Love you.
Posted by Mary Torrell on 31st January 2017
Remembering you on the 6th anniversary of your passing.
Posted by Ricard Torrell on 9th September 2016
Happy birthday. Ricard Torrell.
Posted by Mary Torrell on 5th September 2016
Thinking of you today on your 87th birthday with love
Posted by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 31st January 2016
Missing you today dad, as we all do every day. Lots of love.
Posted by Mary Torrell on 31st January 2016
My thoughts are of you today with love
Posted by Ricard Torrell on 31st January 2016
Deep sorrow from Barcelona, RT.
Posted by Ricard Torrell on 6th 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.
Posted by Ricard Torrell on 6th September 2015
Deep sorrow from Barcelona. Ricard TORRELL.
Posted by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 6th September 2015
Happy birthday dad. Miss you and think of you every day.
Posted by Mary Torrell on 5th September 2015
Remembering you....especially today
Posted by Mary Torrell on 31st January 2015
thinking of you with love
Posted by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 31st January 2015
Thinking of you today dad. Miss you every day. Love you. Hallie
Posted by Mary Torrell on 5th September 2014
Remembering you today and always
Posted by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 5th 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
Posted by Mary Torrell on 31st January 2014
Remembering you with love and happy memories.
Posted by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 31st January 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!
Posted by Mary Torrell on 5th September 2013
Remembering you on what would have been your 84th birthday..
Posted by Mary Torrell on 31st January 2013
It's been 2 years since you left. I will always remember the happy times. Miss you.
Posted by Mary Torrell on 5th September 2012
thinking of you, especially today
Posted by Ricard Torrell on 8th August 2012
My condolences. Ricard Torrell Sabadell (Barcelona, Spain)
Posted by Mary Torrell on 31st January 2012
It has been a year since you passed away...You are missed and thought of so very often.
Posted by Mary Torrell on 5th 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
Posted by JoAnn Falletta on 10th 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
Posted by Deborah Ellis on 10th 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
Posted by Dolly Evans on 7th 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!
Posted by Anne Ghayour on 7th 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
Posted by R London on 6th 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
Posted by Elizabeth Spinney on 6th 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
Posted by Ramesh Saxena on 5th 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.
Posted by Prashant Saxena on 4th 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
Posted by Eileen Testa on 4th 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
Posted by Nell Connors on 4th 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!!
Posted by Vik Saxena on 4th 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
Posted by Leonid Gomon on 4th February 2011
I am so sorry about your bereavement. Be strong. All your friends with you Hallie. Leonid Gomon, Kiev, Ukraine.
Posted by Justine And Bob Hollinswo... on 4th 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
Posted by Ann Jackson on 4th February 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Ann Marie
Posted by Joan Alexander Spinney on 3rd February 2011
Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dad, Hallie. Ronald L. and Joan Alexander Spinney (Elizabeth's parents)
Posted by Jayme Bader Rosenthal on 3rd 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
Posted by Hallie Torrell Saxena on 3rd 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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