Hector Luis Torres

July 24, 1944 - January 10, 2024

07/24/1944 - 01/10/2024

Past Services

Saturday January 20, 2024
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions
Funeral Service
Saturday January 20, 2024
5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions

Hector Luis Torres Rosado (79) better known as Bebe, Hanito, Grandpa, Pipo, Apa, or our favorite, Papi Hector, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday January 10, 2024 in Newport News, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Myriam Torres, his five daughters: Cesy, Cindy, Vanessa, Mimi, and Sheila; 10 grandkids: Cokie, Elias, Debbie, Tito, Kesha, Gaby, Jonathan, Bianca, Bella, and an honorary granddaughter, Yari; an impressive list of 17 great grandkids, and two sisters, Miriam and Eva. In addition, a lot of friends that have sincerely become family over the years.


Papi Hector was born on July 24, 1944 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to Carmen Rosado Nieves and Luis Torres Lopez. He was a proud U.S Army veteran who served in the Vietnam war and loved nothing more than spending time with his family. One of his favorite things to do was take long road trips all over the country with his grandkids. He loved bolero music, playing dominoes, and faithfully calling everyone just to chat. He enjoyed having a full house and making his famous breakfast omelets for everyone.


Papi Hector will be missed by many but we will always carry his memory in our hearts.


A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 2-5pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home- Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave. Newport News, VA 23608. A funeral service is to follow at 5pm.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Hampton VA Hospital or to St. Jude.

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Manuel Soto “Chepo”
1 month ago

My first vivid memory of Tio Hector was when he stopped by in Chicago to visit us prior to his deployment to Vietnam. I remember his khaki army uniform and I was very impressed by it. I can say with 100% certainty that my interest in the military and decision to join the US Army years later was because of him. He bought me my first ever Army Uniform when I was seven years old and he was present when I got commissioned in the US Army.

As years passed, the clan of cousins looked up to Tio Hector as one of us. In Chicago, he would take us all to the park or the pool. I remember him gathering the clan of cousins and taking us all to the pool at Humboldt Park in Chicago during the summer, or watching us as we played in the water at the fire hydrant at the corner of Erie St & Armour St. In Puerto Rico, we would anxiously wait for him to show up at the Cuesta. All the kids would gather and we would go to the pool at Punta Borinquen or the beach at Crash Boat or Canto La Piedra. He would throw us in the water to teach us how to swim. We also had many memorable families get together in his house in Isabela. There was always something going on at the marquesina de la casa. A party, a holiday gets together with neighbors and friends, and even domino games. Just like today in Virginia, Tio’s house is always full of people and buzzing with activities.

You can always count on Tio Hector for anything. If you needed advice, or the car needed fixing, or you needed a ride he always answered the call. He was very much loved by his family and friends. His natural attraction was that he made people feel comfortable and loved. His joy was to see everyone doing well and happy.

The world is so much a better place because he was part of it.


Susan Clementson
1 month ago

Sending our condolences to the family as they navigate this difficult time. He sounds like a loving soul that will be dearly missed. Warmest Regards for happy and long memories!

Gladys & Mario Leon
1 month ago

Our deepest condolences to Cindy and the rest of the family. May he rest in eternal peace.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 month ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Hector Luis Torres, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Veteran, Hector Luis Torres, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †