Obituary of Michael K. Torres
TORRES - Michael K.
(November 9, 1948 - March 29, 2021)
Michael went home to be with his Lord
on March 29, 2021. He passed at age
72 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Buffalo, NY and was
a graduate of Trocaire College where
he received his Associates in Nursing.
He furthered his education at the State
University of New York at Buffalo (UB)
and Erie Community College (ECC).
After receiving his Registered Nurse
(RN) degree, he began a long and
accomplished career as a head nurse
at ECMC in the emergency psychiatric
unit. His career spanned 37 years until
his retirement, he then continued his
service for another 15 years. He served
on the Board of Directors for nonprofit
agencies and was an advocate for the
African American Heritage Corridor.
Michael had many talents including
architecture, remodeling homes and
gardening. Perhaps his greatest gift
was that of fellowship; he hosted
many events at his home for family
and friends. Michael was a pillar for
his family, he was known for gathering
friends and family together in friendship
and love. Michael was preceded in
death by his mother Norma Lidge,
beloved grandmother Elease Griffin
Lidge, and grandfather Adam Lidge.
Michael was the oldest of five siblings
Ronald, Stephen (predeceased), Antonio
(Monique), Dennis (predeceased),
Christopher (Lydia). Michael leaves
a host of adored nieces, nephews,
cousins, and close friends.