Alfred Albert Torres
Alfred Albert Torres, 55, of Beckley, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his home, following a sudden illness.
Born May 18, 1957, in San Jose, Calif., to Louis Jess Torres (Lola) of San Jose, Calif., and his late mother Dorothy Lucille White.
Alfred was a proud United States Marine veteran and served our country during the Vietnam era, where he was 0311 Ground Pounder and Sharp-Shooter. He was a very kind and generous man and was very attached to all children and all children loved him. He enjoyed watching football, especially the San Francisco 49’ers, and also played football in his younger days. He also enjoyed movies such as westerns, action, and his favorite movie “Captains Courageous.”
In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Waddups.
Those surviving include his wife, Anna Marie Torres; sister, Gail Cusick and husband Jim of Texas; aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family, and a host of nieces, nephews, and of course a multitude of friends from all over.
Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Beckley, with Father Samuel Sacus officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity, where the American Legion Post 32 Honor Guard will be conducting military graveside rites.
The gentlemen serving as pallbearers will be Keith Manning, Randall Parsons, Tony Elswick, Rick Smith, and Randy Smith.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rose and Quesenberry in Beckley.
Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via www.roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.
Delicia ‘Dede’ Vicinanza
Delicia “Dede” Vicinanza, 84, of Crab Orchard, formerly of East Islip, N.Y., passed away April 17, 2013.
Born July 20, 1928, in Manhattan, N.Y., daughter of the late Anna and Harry Eliakim.
Mrs. Vicinanza had attended the Oak Grove Christian Church and Glen White Church of God. She enjoyed quilting, knitting and crocheting. She started her career as an insurance agent, moved up to the Department of Labor and ended her career as a Child Support Investigator.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Julio Vicinanza; a sister, Veda Saunders.
She was the loving mother of Carol Curry of Cocoa, Fla., Harry Umansky of Patchogue, N.Y., Veda Umansky of Crab Orchard, Stephen Vicinanza of Staten Island, N.Y., Michael Vicinanza of East Islip, N.Y., and Rosalie Collumbell of Central Islip, N.Y. She was the cherished grandmother of 14, great-grandmother of 16 and great-great-grandmother of six.
Friends called and services were held at Overton Funeral Home, Inc., 172 Main St., Islip.
Cremation was private.