Roger M. Torrey

Roger M. Torrey, age 56, of Cassadaga, NY, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon (Aug. 16, 2014) at home surrounded by his loving family and his faithful canine companion, “Dixiecup,” after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Dec. 21, 1957 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Donald Sr. and Nancy (Tyrrell) Torrey.

A lifelong area resident, Roger was a member of The Sons of the American Legion Post 1280, Cassadaga for 22 years and commander for eight of those years. He had been a Boy Scout leader for 15 years, while his boys were growing up.

He looked forward to camping and campfires with family and friends. On Saturdays, he enjoyed antiquing to find treasures with his wife. He also enjoyed spending time with his boys, their wonderful, caring friends and Frosty.

Roger will be missed by his loving wife of 32 years, Mary (Kaufman) Torrey; two sons, Branden L. Torrey and Garrett A. Torrey, both of Cassadaga; three brothers, Donald (Sandy) Torrey Jr. of Orchard Park, Robert Torrey of Dunkirk and David (Mailene) Torrey of Winder, Georgia; two sisters, Diane Torrey and Ruth (Ronald) Paden, both of Dunkirk; one brother in law, Albert (Louise) Torrey of Cahokia, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at the Cassadaga American Legion Picnic Grounds, corner of Bard Road and Barnum Road, Cassadaga. Pastor Max Cross of the Healing Hearts Ministries will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home?