Richard Joseph Torba
Richard Joseph Torba
  • August 31, 1957 - September 12, 2017
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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Richard (Rick) Joseph Torba died on September 12, 2017 in Phoenix,
Arizona after a long-fought battle with Leukemia

Born in Youngstown,Ohio on August 31, 1957, Rick is survived by his dear wife of 36 years,
Cathy J Torba; their two sons, John (Tyler) Torba and Jason (Shasta)
Torba; and grandchildren Tatum, Jaxon and Jameson; brother Bob Torba
(Fran) and sister Diane Whipple (Rick)... all living in Arizona. He was
preceded in death by his parents, Mary and John Torba of Youngstown,
and grand-daughter Rhane
Rick was a true entrepreneur, having started and operated many diverse
businesses in his lifetime. His deep passion for motorcycles never
wavered. His happiest days were spent riding through the mountains of
the Southwest with his two sons. In the last few years of his life he was
blessed with the love of his precious grandchildren. Known to be a tough
guy, Rick melted in their presence.

The family wants to thank Rick and Cathy's dear friends, Vanessa and
Jodi, for all their support through this long ordeal. Thanks to the nurses
on 4C at Banner Desert Hospital for their incredible loving care. Special
thanks to Dr. Clayton Polowy, whose competency and compassion, far
exceeded our family's expectations.

A Celebration-of-Life get-together will be planned in the near future.
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