Herbert E. Torr

June 7, 1929 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 92)


Herbert E. Torr, age 92, was called home to heaven on August 31, 2021 after a years long battle with dementia. Although his mind and body were no longer in his control, his spirit endured as well as his love for his wife, those closest to him, and the New York Yankees. Herbert was a milk delivery man for Borden Dairy and a candy and tobacco salesman for Felicia Wholesale Distributing prior to retiring and starting his business, Dad’s Lawn Service. He ran his business up until 2008 when he decided it was finally time to retire for good. Herbert spent his retirement with Winter trips to Port St. Lucie, FL., tinkering around in his garage, starting various woodworking projects, watching the Yankees, and singing Patsy Cline for anyone within earshot of a two-block radius of his garage. He was also his granddaughter Molly’s greatest fan and cheerleader of her Tae Kwon Do career. Herbert was a long-time parishioner of Holy Spirit Church in Columbus, OH. and was a member of the Lion’s Club. He is preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Kathryn Torr, sister in-law Gwendolyn Torr, and daughter Barbara Wheatley. Herbert is survived by his wife of 71 years, Geraldine Torr, granddaughter and grandson/caregivers Molly and Jason Chase, brothers Larry Torr and Thomas (Annette) Torr, and daughters Sue (Daniel) Taylor and Tana (Rusty) Owens. He is also survived by grandchildren Nicholas (Amy) Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Jeffrey (Rachael) Taylor, Adam Owens, Michael (Cara) Owens, Benjamin Owens, and Katherine (Benjamin) O’Brien, several great-grandchildren and great-grand pets. Special thanks to Otterbein SeniorLife New Albany, OhioLiving Hospice, and Home Helpers for their help in providing great care to Herbert and Geraldine. Funeral service will be held at Holy Spirit Church, 4383 East Broad St., at a later determined date. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. 

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