Pedro Jose Torres Cintron
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Pedro Jose Torres Cintron
  • May 9, 1926 - January 21, 2018
  • Saint Petersburg, Florida

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TORRES CINTRON, Pedro Jose, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army (Ret), 91, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Born May 9, 1926 in Barrio Rio Caas Abajo, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico to Pedro J. Torres Hernandez and Generosa Cintron. He provided over 33 years of service to the U.S. Army. As a decorated veteran he was awarded the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Silver Star for Gallantry, Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart among others. He served in the Korean War and the Vietnam war. Throughout his life, Pedro was actively involved with Special Olympics, Cursillo, and the Knights of Columbus. Pedro was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Luz Marta Chamorro Perez, and his son, Roberto E. Torres. Survivors include his five sons, Pedro J. Torres-Chamorro (Evelyn), William C. Torres, Eduardo Torres (Linda), Carlos M. Torres (Patti), and Rafael E. Torres (Nancy); one daughter, Martha M. Torres-Jaafar (Ali); fifteen grandchildren and one great grandson. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon, Fla. The family will receive friends one hour prior the service at the funeral home. Donations in Pedro's name can be sent to The Fisher House www.fisherhouse.org. Pedro will be deeply missed and forever loved.