M. Glen TornoDecember 21, 1926 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 91)
Milton Glen Torno (Glen) died peacefully at home on January 10, 2018 at age 91. He was born on December 21, 1926 at his home in St. Paul, Texas.
Glen is survived by his dedicated spouse of 72 years, Christine Underwood Torno, and his four loving children and their spouses: Glen Ray Torno and wife, Linda; Joy Miller and husband, Warren; Kay Torno Carr; Tim Torno and wife, Dorthy, along with eleven grandchildren: Amanda Torno; Elizabeth Torno; Shannon Torno Madden and husband, Glenn; Shane Torno and wife, Amy; Steven Torno and wife, Ginny; Keith Miller and wife, Abby; Vanessa Carr; Veronica Carr; Taylor Torno and wife, Elyse; Nathan Torno and wife, Sarah; and Trey Torno and wife, Cayla as well as nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Glen is preceded in death by his son: Don Torno; his parents: Jennings Torno and Amanda Striedel Torno; and his only sibling: Dr. Curtis Torno.
Glen Torno was as a proud father, grandfather and great grandfather. Glen and Christine helped raise their granddaughters, Amanda and Elizabeth, along with Joy and Warren Miller after the deaths of their son Don and his wife, Annie Kotzur Torno.
Until his health prevented him, Glen was an active member since his baptism at Borden Street church of Christ where he eventually served as a bible class teacher, deacon and then elder of the congregation. Glen and Christine were known for their hospitality.
Glen graduated from Sinton High School in 1944 where he played football and ran track. Glen held the school record for the fastest time in the 440 yard dash until his son, Glen Ray Torno, broke that same school record in 1964. While in high school, Glen survived a gunshot wound to his leg when his friend and hunting companion accidently discharged his rifle.
Glen served in the Navy for the last 14 months of WW II as a Medical Assistant. After his honorable discharge in May 1946, he began his 40 year career at Central Power & Light Company (now AEP) where he worked initially as a lineman and then as Distribution Foreman for many years in Sinton. Glen retired from CP&L in 1986.
For those who knew Glen, he was an active storyteller and talker until his health began to decline several years ago. In a conversation with Glen, you had to work hard to get in a word or two. His children often tired of hearing the “same old stories” but now those same children miss so much Glen’s lively story telling ways. The children and grandchildren longed for the “old Glen” during the final years of his life.
Glen loved to hunt and work on the family land on the Papalote Creek and at St. Paul; he taught his sons what he knew. He was an avid fisherman and he especially loved to gig flounder with his wife and sidekick, Christine. Glen and Christine were so successful at floundering at times they sold their excess fish to commercial outlets.
Glen and Christine loved to travel and they drove to/from Alaska three times spending weeks together on the road. Christine loved lighthouses so Glen accompanied her to tour and photograph dozens of lighthouses on both coasts, the Great Lakes and Canada. They also enjoyed extended trips to the Holy Lands, China, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy and several other countries. Their travels were some of the happiest and joy-filled times they had together.
The family wishes to thank David Reed for the patient, kind and dedicated care he provided to Glen during his declining years. We believe that David helped improve and extend Glen’s quality of life through his innovative exercise regimen and steadfast attention.
The family is eternally thankful that Glen shared a well lived and devoted Christian life together with Christine. He will be sorely missed by his family, brethren and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Angel Bright Hospice, Inc.
3213 Holly Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
A Visitation will be held from 8:30-10:00 AM on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Resthaven Funeral Home in Sinton, Texas with a Memorial Service to follow at 10:00 AM at the same location. The interment will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 2;00 pm at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Guestbook available online at www.resthavenfunerals.com
Arrangements and care entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton.