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Naaman Edwin Torres

November 28, 1953 — February 17, 2024

Elyria

Naaman Edwin Torres, 70, of Elyria, Ohio died February 17, 2024 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.  He had struggled with leukemia for 20 years, and died from a massive stroke while fighting his ninth leukemia battle.  Mr. Torres was born in Lorain, Ohio on November 28, 1953, and lived in Lorain County for most of his life.  He graduated from Admiral King High School in 1972 and also attended LCCC, studying electrical engineering technology.  He spent three years, from 1972 to 1975, in the U.S. Army.   He was employed by US Steel for 37 years, retiring in 2010, and was a past appointed officer of U.S.W.A. and chairman of the EAP committee. He was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous since 1988.  After retirement, he and his wife enjoyed spending winters in Rincon, Puerto Rico.  For many years during winters there, he enjoyed book club meetings, Latin dance, exercise and spin classes, bike riding the hills, visiting relatives, walking the beach, and swimming.  He was known for swimming with the turtles while snorkeling the coral reef. He attended the Caribbean Church Without Walls in Rincon   Locally, he was a member of Silver Wheels bike club, traveling with them to bicycle in many areas.  He and his wife, Marilyn, enjoyed traveling nationally and abroad, bicycling in many states, as well as in Italy, France, and Canada, and also traveling with the YMCA to Iceland.

 Surviving relatives include his wife, Marilyn Mae (nee Miller), formerly known as teacher, Ms. Summers; surviving sons, Thomas Torres (Katina) of Orville, Ohio, and Randy Torres of Elyria, Ohio; brothers, William, Dennis, and Hiram of Lorain, Ohio, and Edgar of Michigan; sisters, Myrna of Vermillion, Ohio, and Ivette, and Carmin Aviles of Aguada, Puerto Rico; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter,; Silky the cat; and chosen daughters, Melissa Guilianelli of Avon, Ohio and Lydia Badillo of Añasco, Puerto Rico.

Naaman was preceded in death by daughter, Angie Marie; stillborn son, Eddie; son, Edwin Torres, Jr.; father, Primitivo Torres; mother, Digna; stepmother, Raquel; and grandson, Corey.

Services will be held this spring at Reichlin Roberts Bollinger Funeral Home in Elyria, Ohio.  Interment will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio, with military honors.

 Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Northern Ohio Chapter, 5700 Brecksville Road, Floor 3, Independence, OH 44131.  You can donate on line by clicking here.

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Visitation

Thursday, May 2, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Reichlin-Roberts-Bollinger Funeral Home

327 Cleveland St, Elyria, OH 44035

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Memorial Service

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Reichlin-Roberts-Bollinger Funeral Home

327 Cleveland St, Elyria, OH 44035

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Inurnment

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Starts at 2:15 pm (Eastern time)

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

10175 Rawiga Road, Seville, OH 44273

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