Lewis L. Torrey, 72, of Tonawanda, entered into rest on Monday, February 18, 2008 after a lengthy and courageous battle with lung cancer at home, surrounded by his children. Born July 23, 1935 in Olean, NY to the late Lewis E. and Gladys (nee Fox). He was a co-founder and lifetime member of PAC, Tonawanda Moose Lodge #2163 and the Antique Boat Club. Mr. Torrey enjoyed woodworking and restoring his wooden boat and rowboat. He was a welder by trade and retired from Bell Aerospace. Husband of the late JoAnn (nee Parmeter).

Beloved father of Cathy Jo (Terry) Miller of Albion, NY, Cindy Ann Torrey and Gerald, both of St. Petersburg, FL; daughter-in-law of Annette (late Jeffery) of Tonawanda; brother of Helen C. Miller of Portville, NY and the late Wayne; brother-in-law of Cora Marie “Bonnie” Torrey of Coneville, PA; grandfather of Trevor and Keith Miller and Steven Torrey; also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM and Friday 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the HILLIARD-CREASEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 147 Delaware St., Tonawanda, where a funeral service will follow Friday at 10:30 AM. Interment Acacia Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice of Buffalo or the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.