The son of Lee O. Torr III and Regina E. (Cuneo) Torr, Lee Torr IV ’79 was a lifelong resident of Monte Rio, attending Monte Rio Elementary School and graduating from Santa Rosa’s Cardinal Newman High School (class of 1974) before graduating from SCU. In 1979 he joined his father in the real estate and insurance business, which was started by his grandfather in 1943. Lee was a third-generation real estate agent who enjoyed working with his clients, many of whom became friends. He retired in 2011 after 32 years. Lee was a constant champion for his hometown and the lower Russian River area, and over the years contributed a great deal of his time and expertise to many local organizations by serving on numerous boards and committees. A longtime member of the Monte Rio Chamber of Commerce, he served as its president and was on the chamber’s board of directors for several years. As a realtor, he volunteered on numerous committees, both local and countywide, serving as chair on many. A tireless member of the annual Monte Rio Variety Show Committee and a cofounder of the annual Big Rocky Games held on the Fourth of July weekend in Monte Rio, he was always active in participating and supporting local events and other endeavors, which improved and enhanced his community that he so dearly loved. Lee was comforted by his family and many friends over his final days and will be missed by all who knew him. He died after a long battle with declining health on Dec. 10, 2019. He was 63. Lee was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his brother Michael (Valerie) Torr, sister Michele (Mark) McDonell, and brother Brian Torr; nieces Gabriella Torr and Kelsey (Arthur) Miller and her children Aubree and Harrison; and nephews Kyle Torr, Patrick McDonell and Christopher McDonell; as well as his best friend, Frederik Norgaard and his son, Cole, whom he regarded as his adopted nephew.

29 Jan 2020