Donald J. Torno

Donald J. Torno

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On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Donald J. Torno passed away after a year long battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Theodore (Ted) and Shirley Torno. He was a wonderful husband to “Jo”Ann (nee Gacioch), loving father to Matthew (Nicky), Brian (Patrice) and Christopher and proud PaPa to Gus, Sophia and William (Will). He was a loving brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, nephew, cousin, godfather and dear friend to many. He will be missed beyond words.

Memorial service at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 68 Sherman Ave., St. Louis, MO 63125 on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Visitation from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. with Mass at 11:00 a.m.

Luncheon immediately following service at Andre’s Banquet Center, 4254 Telegraph Rd., St. Louis, MO  63129

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Anthony’s at de Greeff Hospice House ( or Backstoppers (

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  1. Jill says:

    Missing You by Edna Burch
    Each loss is very different
    The pain is so severe.
    Will I ever stop missing This one I loved so dear?

    Good times we had together, the monents that we shred, we didn’t have to tell each other how much we really cared.

    I never dreamed you’d go away, never thought of sorrow. So sure you’d always be here, took for granted each tomorrow.

    Now my life is all confused since you went away. You took a part of me and for help I daily pray.

    But when God sent you to me He never said that you were mine that I could keep you always – only borrowed for a time.

    Now He’s called you home, I’m sad and I shed tears. Yet I’m glad He loaned you to me and we had these many years.

    Love to all of you during this very difficult time. Don will be missed

  2. Leona Morton says:

    I extend my deepest sympathy to my sister and her family at this difficult time. We will never forget the time we had with Don and all the memories that will last forever. RIP?

  3. Cathy Torrillo says:

    Joann & family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Don was a great man & a lot of fun to be around. May he be at peace now. Love to all.

  4. Betty says:

    I am very sorry for you loss Joann. Don was a wonderful person. He always made me feel comfortable at your family gatherings. His dry sense of humor always kept the gatherings a fun time. I admired his battle with cancer. He left a legacy that will encouage many.
    In sympathy, Betty Bates

  5. Kelly says:

    I am so sorry for your families loss. Prayers and thoughts to you and days to come.

  6. Randy Klepper says:

    So glad the pain is over but will miss Don being here. He was more like a brother to me than a nephew. I sure LOVED that guy.

  7. Peggy Mccain says:

    JoAnn and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss, may God bless you and help you find peace. My prayers are for you and your family during this sad time. Hugs

  8. Deacon Wayne says:

    Don always greeted me the same way, “How you doing Boss?” Great guy and a truly authentic human being. “Jo”Ann and family please accept my most sincere sympathy. Will never forget you and your family’s kindness to me. Peace!

  9. Don & Helissa Blumenthal says:

    Our sincere condolences. Hoping that Joanne and family will always remember the wonderful days. We are happy to have known DT and may he Rest In Peace.

  10. Lori & George says:

    No matter how difficult the situation, Don always found a way to put a smile on your face. We love you now and always Don. Rest in peace. You will be sorely missed.

  11. Diane says:

    JoAnn, Matt, Brian and Chris –

    My heart goes out to each of you. The “hub” of our culdesac, everyone will be lost without Don. He made me feel welcomed from the first day I met him. I’ll miss our front yard chats/rants but I’ll cherish and remember those we had.

  12. Nancy Koester says:

    Gone yet not forgotten! Such a good guy. Sincerest sympathies to the family and all who mourn his death! May you find some comfort knowing he’s out of pain and safely in our Lord’s arms. ❤️🙏


  13. Bella says:

    You was a great person you had amazing grandson Gus and Sophia we all miss you