Robert Torrance, III

January 30, 1930 - September 24, 2011

Torrance, III, Robert Obituary

Robert Edmund Torrance III, died 9/24/11 in Florida Mem. Hospital. He was 81. Born in East Orange he lived many years in Kearny. He retired to Encampment, WY and Daytona Beach, FL.
A memorial service will be held Saturday April 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington (map/directions). Bob's ashes will be intered in the family plot at Arlington Cemetery in Kearny. To leave online condolences please visit
A 1948 Kearny High School graduate, he earned an Associates degree at Farleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelors degree at Maryville College. He married Carol Louise Schade on June 28, 1958 and they raised their family together in Kearny while Bob worked in the engineering Dept. of Acme Supermarkets, purchasing store equipment. He also worked in real estate and ran his bookkeeping business from his home before his retirement. Bob was an elder, choir member and treasurer at the First Prsbyterisn Church in Kearny as well as being active with the West Hudson South Bergen Optimist Club. After moving to Wyoming, he became very invloved with the Presbyterian Church serving as an elder and finance committee chairman. He enjoyed singing in the Encampment Community Choir and volunteering at the Encampment Museum where he served on its board of directors. His interests included keeping up with current events over morning coffee with his friends at the Sagebrush Senior Center in Emcampment. He had an undying love for all things related to airplanes. A recent highlight of his life was a ride on WWII B17 Bomber.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol, his three children, Robin Wintersen-Stock of New Mexico, Robert E. IV of NJ, and son John with Gina, of Colorado. His grandchildren are Mike Machado, Mamina Cordova, Sidhu Wintersen-Stock and Emmet and Teague Torrance. He has four great-grandchildren. His surviving sister Carol Lundquist is of Glen Rock, N.J. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Grand Encampment Museum, P.O Box 43 Encampment, Wyoming 82325.

Arrangements were handled by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.


April 21, 2012

Memorial Service - First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, Kearny, NJ - 11:00 a.m.

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