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Wanda I. Torres

Wanda I. Torres, (nee Santiago), age 60 of Lorain, known to her many friends as "The Quilter", stepped through the door of eternity, into glory, and into the loving outstretched arms of her Lord and Savior on July 5, 2013, at 4:48PM following a lengthy illness.
Wanda was a lifelong resident of Lorain and attended Admiral King and Southview High schools. She was a person of many gifts and talents and used them to minister to her family and countless friends. She was a member of the Church on the North Coast for 30 years and recently joined Freedom House Church. She truly loved the Lord and evidenced her great faith in the Him through the love with which she embraced anyone she met.
Wanda was a devoted homemaker, quilter, jewelry designer, a home decorator, child care provider, seamstress, Sunday School Teacher, and was a great wife. She also loved singing and was a talented accordion and tambourine player.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Saul A. Torres, of Lorain , father, Luis Santiago, of Tampa, FL, sons, Saul E. Torres, of Lorain, Ariel I. Torres, of Parma Heights, Gamaliel F. Torres, of NY, and daughter, Amarilis V. Torres, of Lorain, 6 grandchildren, brothers, Juan Santiago-Escobar, George Santiago, Caleb Santiago, and Seth Santiago, all of Florida, sisters, Gloria Santiago, of NY, Mercedes Navarro of PR, Rita Patterson of Canada, Blanca Acosta of Florida, and Pricila Gran of Cincinnati.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lydia Elsie Torres and brother, Luis Santiago.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 10th from 4-8 p.m. at Church on the North Coast , 4125 Leavitt Road , Lorain , where funeral services will take place on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Louis Kayatin and Pastor Paul Gonzalez, will co-officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens.
In celebration of her life and personality, the family welcomes everyone to dress in an array of beautiful colors that represent her love for life and people everywhere.
The Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, will handle the arrangements. To send online condolences, go to www.dovinfuneral home.com

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My deepest sympathy to George and the rest of the family. I known Wanda through George and Sue for many of years in Lorain. She was a sweet lady. God Bless her.Mary Ruth SchuergerAvon Lake, Ohio

Mary Ruth Schuerger - August 19, 2013 at 10:39 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wanda Torres

Josephine (Saez) Spreng - July 10, 2013 at 05:41 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wanda Torres

Robert & Selina Gaddis - July 10, 2013 at 12:22 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with Saul and the Torres family. Wanda will be missed, it was such a joy to be in her presence! May God bless!

Robert/Selina Gaddis - July 10, 2013 at 12:25 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To Saul my deepest condolences of the loss of Wanda (wife, mother, sister, friend). From the first time I met her, she had such a gift for making her quilts, jewelry etc., She will be missed. Brunilda Vazquez

Brunilda Vazquez - July 10, 2013 at 09:37 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Wanda (Mama torres) will be missed by so many. She always went out of her way to help anyone that needed it. Her love and compassion toward my family & me was unconditional. Memories of her smile, singing and welcoming home to all of us as kids will never leave my heart. Love to all, Papa Saul, Saulito, Audi, Lilly, & Gami. - Melissa Theodus & Family.

Melissa Theodus - July 10, 2013 at 07:41 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I went to Church with here when I was a child..she was such a warm and loving person..May she rest in peace

Amanda - July 09, 2013 at 10:51 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Wanda will be greatly miss buy Micci & Judith Wicks , Don & Cora wicks and the rest of the Wicks family.Our prayers are with Saul and the family.

Micci E. Wicks - July 08, 2013 at 08:27 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wanda Torres

Aida Tirado - July 08, 2013 at 07:50 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wanda Torres

monica idom - July 08, 2013 at 06:12 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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