Obituary for Isaias Perez Torres


Isaias Perez Torres

June 28, 1938 - December 18, 2019

Isaias Perez Torres passed away peacefully holding the hands of his daughter and granddaughter on Wednesday, December 18th, at his daughter’s home in Charlottesville, IN. He was born on June 28, 1938 to Inoncensio Torres and Luisa Perez Torres of Olmito, Texas.

Isaias was a resident of Port Isabel, Texas (in the winter) and Cicero, Indiana (in the summer) where he lived with his life partner of 31 years, Norma Swinford. Isaias and Norma lived a very active life- they loved to attend dances with their friends and play doubles tennis together. In fact, Isaias at 80 years of age, still played tennis until his diagnosis of bladder cancer a year and a half ago.

Isaias retired as a Sergeant Major in the Army after 27 years of service, which included tours in the Korean War and Vietnam. He was also the head of race relations at the Pentagon.

Isaias will be remembered by his family as a witty but stern, logical, and grounded man. He always voiced how proud of his family he was, and made sure everyone was well taken care of. Despite his diagnosis, he never complained and maintained a positive outlook on life throughout his time left, full of humor and love.

Isaias is preceded in death by his parents, Inoncensio Torres and Luisa Perez Torres, and his daughter Maria Torres. Isaias is survived by his life partner Norma Swinford; sister, Jesusita (Tute) Graybill; brother, Armando Torres; daughter, Carrie Torres; Norma’s sons, Steve Swinford (Michelle; children, Sean and Jordan) and Mike Swinford; grandchildren, Jared Marshall (Christina), Lana Mager (Matt), Alora Marshall, Renee Mayo (Chris), Eric Linaberry, and 7 great grandchildren.

Isaias’s wishes were to be cremated and the family will hold a private service.

Kathy Bruner posted on December 23, 2019

We are so sorry for you loss. Isaias was a very special person. Will miss seeing him ride his bike around LIV & dancing , so beautifully, with Norma. RIP Isias. Arnie & Kathy Bruner

Jan Carroccio posted on December 23, 2019

Norma, we are so very sorry to hear about Isaias passing. Prayers for you & the family. Love, Jan & Tony

Christina White posted on December 23, 2019

Peace be with you and your family Carrie.

Maria Wathen posted on December 22, 2019

Norma, we are so sorry for you loss. Our prayers are with you. Love Gerard and Maria Wathen.

Carol Edgley posted on December 22, 2019

My heart is saddened to know that Isaias will no longer be with us and you, Norma. Everyone liked and enjoyed being around him. Isaias was a truly kind hearted and good person. I sure have had lots of fun hanging out with you two. Norma, I am so very sorry for your loss but also happy for the years you shared with Isaias. My condolences to you and yours and all of the family. A life well lived leaving a family who will sorely miss him. Love you girl.......Carol

Cherie Hayes posted on December 22, 2019

Norma, Lana, and Family. I am so very sorry to hear this. I know he was so very loved by you all. Keeping you all in my prayers as you go through this time.

Amanda Harvey posted on December 22, 2019

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Amanda Harvey posted on December 22, 2019

My condolences to you and your family on the passing of a wonderful man. In this tough time in your life, may my friendship, sympathy and heartfelt condolences bring you comfort. Rest In Peace Mr Isaias Perez Torres.


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