Jeremiah John “Jet” Torres 


Jeremiah John “Jet” Torres

Jeremiah John “Jet” Torres, age 43, a resident of Belen, joined our lord and savior Feb. 1, 2024.  

Services will take place on Friday, Feb. 9, at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, beginning with a visitation at 9 a.m., followed by a Rosary at 10 a.m., and Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. 

He was born in 1980 in Albuquerque. Jeremiah was a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend. Jet was a selfless and empathic man with a very kind heart. His charismatic nature and infectious smile always made those around him feel good.  

He was a loving and loyal individual, who cherished his family, his passion for boxing and his dogs. Jet’s dimples were a constant source of joy and brought smiles to many faces. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.  

Jet was preceded in death by paternal grandparents and founders of Pete’s Café in Belen, Pete and Eligia Gurule Torres; and maternal grandparents, Gilberto and Cipriana Baca Sanchez. He was also preceded in death by family members on the Torres and Sanchez family sides.  

Jeremiah is survived by his fur babies, Missy and Blitzin. He is also survived by his father, Michael Torres; and his mother, Alice Sanchez Torres. He leaves behind his siblings, Emerson Torres, Marie Torres, Dr. Billie Adams (Matthew Adams), Keith Torres, Andrea Sutton (Carlos Sutton) and Brittany Lucero; his nieces, Anyssa and Peytyn; nephews, Caleb, Luke, Alex, Lawson, Adam, Elliott, Hudson and Asher.  

Jet’s career was grounded in his love for boxing. From a young age, he discovered a joy in kickboxing, which eventually blossomed into a lifelong passion for boxing. At the age of 18, he turned professional and dedicated himself to the sport. In 2014, he completed his professional boxing career after participating in 34 professional fights.  

Later in life, Jeremiah became a full-time caregiver to his father, Michael, a role he fulfilled with honor and grace. He spent many years working at Pete’s Cafe, the family restaurant, where he formed lasting connections with the community he loved.  

He will always be remembered for his positive energy, selflessness, empathy, and kind-hearted nature. His presence will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who were fortunate enough to have known him. To God be the glory.  

Pallbearers will be Matthew Adams, Carlos Sutton, Mario Maez, Caleb Torres, Luke Garcia, Joshua Duran, Shawn Montano and Jeremy Peralta. Honorary pallbearers are Elliot Adams, Hudson Adams and Asher Sutton.  

Please sign Jeremiah’s online tribute at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen. 

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