Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Jose R. Torres, "Durango Kid, Jr."

Passed away on December 30, 2020

Jose R. “Durango Kid, “Jr.” Torres, age 86.  Late of the East Side.  Passed away December 30, 2020.  Beloved husband of Maria (nee Morales) for 61.  Loving father of Catalina, late Steve, Joseph (Anita), Monica Torres, and Elvira Torres.  Cherished grandfather of Dustin, Jeffrey, Russell, and Emmy.  Dearest great grandfather of Titus.  Jose was a retired employee of LTV Republic Steel. After his retirement Jose was fondly known as the neighborhood plumber in South Chicago and Hegewisch.  He loved to watch all sports and was an avid New York Yankees fan.  Special thanks to Stan, Joe, and Mark for being so supportive to Maria and Catalina. Visitation Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 3-7 pm at the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago.  Interment private.  

Funeral Service:
Elmwood Chapel
11200 S. Ewing Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 7:00 pm


Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm

"My sincerest condolences to the Torres family. May the love of God comfort you, may the peace of God console you, may the grace of God carry you."
- Deborah Moore
December 31, 2020 1:54 pm

"My sweet uncle always had a smile when we saw each other. He was my daddy's big brother and the reason the family moved from New Mexico to Chicago. I loved and respected him and will miss his bear hugs and big smile. He is now with his parents, son and his brothers in heaven. My sincerest condolences to his children and my Tia Maria. Regrettably, I am out of town and not able to attend funeral services. "
- Rafaela Torres
January 1, 2021 3:18 pm

"Condolences and prayers to the family from an ex-Republic Steel, LTV Steel, So. Chicago Community friend. "
- Juanita Negrete Phillips,
January 4, 2021 12:38 pm

"Mis mas sinceros pesame para toda la familia. Tio fuiste una persona sencilla un excelente ser para todos te marchaste de nuestras vidas. Ahora eres un angle que nos miras desde alla arriba y auque no estas con nosotros tu magia seguira viva. Nunca te olvidaremos permaneceras en nuestras mentes y en nuestros corazones tu alma vivira siempre. te recordare tambien con tu dicho" Quien es la mera bonita" "
- Bertha Alicia Bailon Torres
January 6, 2021 4:02 pm

Candles Lit