Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Bob Torre
Robert (Bob) Carmine Torre departed peacefully on Friday, November 20, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at home in Bedford, NY. A pillar of the community, Bob loved people, and people loved him back. He was kind, talented, generous, dedicated to family, and lived life to the fullest.
Bob was born in Yonkers, New York, on August 16, 1931 to Frank and Angela (De Femio) Torre. Bob played piano and accordion, as well as trumpet in a marching band. Bob served as a navigator in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and completed his enlistment at Bolling AFB in Washington, D.C. He returned to his hometown to grow the family business, Torre Lumber, a fixture in the city of Yonkers for 70 years, with his brothers Don, Frank and Albert.
Bob’s teenage passion for horses, culminated in volunteering with his wife, Marian, and a cadre of community members to preserve the riding and hiking trails of the Bedford Riding Lanes Association (BRLA) in Westchester County, where he served as president for two terms , followed by service as CEO.
Bob is survived by his wife, Marian Torre of Bedford, NY, children: Barbara Torre Veltri of Scottsdale, AZ, Dawn Torre Hanna (Richard) of Garden City, NY, Jill Torre Aspinwall (Kevin) of Westbrook, CT, Angela Torre Mc Connell of Los Altos, CA, Robert ‘Bob’ Torre, Jr. (Rene) of South Salem, NY, Richard ‘Rick’ Torre (Clio) of Manhattan, NY, step-children: Nancy D. Levy (Scott) of NJ, Jamie Dees (Mae-Basley) of MS, sixteen grandchildren: Scott Veltri, Dana Veltri, Evan Aspinwall, Robert Torre, Danielle Aspinwall, Miles Aspinwall, Brooke Torre, Emily Mc Connell, Jake Mc Connell, Olivia Hanna, Lily Mc Connell, Hannah, Nikki, and Max Levy, Michael and Joshua Prentiss, devoted sister, Marie Torre Della Sorte (Bill), brother Albert Torre (Gerry), thirty nephews, nieces and cousins, former wife Helen Torre, dedicated nurse and caretaker, Vere Freeman, and his horse, “Lucky.”
Waiting for him in heaven are his parents and two brothers, Donald and Frank Torre.
Friends and family may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd. Katonah, NY on Monday, November 23rd from 3:00-7:00 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Route 22, Bedford, New York on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Internment will follow at Bedford Union Cemetery, Bedford, New York.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Robert C. Torre preservation fund at the BRLA,
PO Box 178, Bedford NY. 10506