Mark Anthony Torrez, 64, of Topeka, KS died Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus.
He was born December 25, 1957, in Topeka the son of Vincent and Marcella (Ochoa) Torrez.
Mark attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Grade School and was a 1975 graduate of Hayden High School. He was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church where he was the Spiritual Director for the Knights of Columbus Council #4254. Mark was currently employed at L.S.C. Communications where he worked in I.T.
He married Rita Sue Thomas on November 8, 2003, in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include his parents, Vincent and Marcella Torrez, four children, Mark Christian (Erin) Torrez, Ashley (Jared) Heitz, Laila Torrez, Rylan Torrez and a stepson, Anthony (Kim Williams) Thomas. Five grandchildren, Evan Torrez, Phoenix Torrez, Rowan Torrez, Oscar Torrez, Leo Torrez along with five siblings, Vincent F. (Anita) Torrez, Paul Torrez, Maria Ellsperman, Martin (Susan) Torrez and Raymond (Kim) Torrez also survive. Mark was preceded in death by a brother, Gabriel Torrez.
He will lie in state after 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2022, at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home where the family will receive friends beginning at 6:00 p.m. and concluding with a Knights of Columbus 3rd degree rosary at 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Marks family request that masks be worn.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Mark Torrez Children's Education Fund or Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603.
Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.