William Joseph Torella III

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William Joseph Torella III, age 75, passed away at his home in Marietta, GA surrounded by his family on Sunday, October 13, 2019 after a four-month battle with bone cancer. He was born on December 13, 1943 in Union, NJ to William J. Torella II and Eva S. Cistaro. William, who was known as Bill to his friends and family, was a veteran of the United States Army, an avid reader, a lover of doo-wop music, and a classic car enthusiast. During his military service, Bill was stationed at Fort Drum, NY, where he met his wife, Krystal Mary Kosztowski (deceased), of Carthage, NY. Following his military service, Bill worked as a professional truck driver and was a proud member of the Teamsters. It was in Carthage, NY where Bill and Krystal raised their three daughters on a 300-acre farm. They were also the owners of Torella’s Pizzeria, which was located in downtown Carthage. In retirement, Bill worked part-time at the Cobb Antique Mall, and was a member of the ROMEO and Cadillac car clubs, where he met many of his closest friends. Known for his intellect and charm, Bill was an amazing conversationalist and touched so many people during his 75 years. He is survived by his three daughters, Krystine Torella, Keredith Basham, and Nina Torella-Jackson, all of Marietta, GA, his stepson, Justin Davis of Austin, TX, his brother, Michael Torella of Marietta, GA, his niece, Tara Torella of Marietta, GA, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and too many cousins to list. A graveside service is planned for Monday, October 21st at 11:00 AM at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA. There will also be a Holy Mass held in Bill’s memory on Tuesday, October 29th at 12:00 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Dallas, GA, with a luncheon held in the reception hall following Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 680 West Memorial Drive, Dallas, GA 30132.

13 Comments To "William Joseph Torella III"

BUGSY AND PAM On Oct 20 2019 at 7pm
To the family of Bill Torella: Our deepest condolences in the passing of Bill. He was always a gentle man...kind, helpful and a very good friend. He will definitely be missed. rest in peace. Reply to this comment
Jason Morgado On Oct 19 2019 at 9am
Although I wasn't around much the last few years I always admired your strength and knowledge about things you were passionate about. You never wavered on you love for your family. You will always be Big Badd Bill to me. I'll never forget you some day I hope I can live up to your standard. Reply to this comment
Susan Maiella On Oct 17 2019 at 12pm
My Dearest Billy..For more than 60 years I have known you. Most of those years we were more than just friends..I will forever keep in my heart your kindness, and compassion. You were always there for me through my ups and downs and me for you. I will forever miss you and everything we shared. I know the Good Lord took you to Heaven and brought you to your family.. Until we meet again my dear Billy I will never forget you..rest in peace and I pray to see you again. Love you... Reply to this comment
Naomi and Tim On Oct 17 2019 at 10am
We will miss u terribly Bill. May you RIP. You were very dear to us and will keep you close in our hearts. Reply to this comment
Michelle On Oct 17 2019 at 10am
So sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful person!!! Reply to this comment
Daria Garcia Maxey On Oct 17 2019 at 10am
Cousin Billy has touched me throughout the years. His mom and my mom were first cousins and I always admired his love for his parents and how he took care of them to their end. He always kept in touch with me when he moved to Georgia to ensure that his folks got to see my folks on a regular basis. Will miss our visits, will miss his charm and his kindness and also his compassion. Rest In Peace dear Billy until we meet again. Reply to this comment
Don Cistaro On Oct 17 2019 at 10am
I will never forget you cousin, and the time I spent with you and your family In September. Reply to this comment
Lynne Bent On Oct 17 2019 at 10am
He will be greatly missed by all. I was fortunate enough to get to see him last year. He was a big part of my younger years. The memories were fun, amazing and loving. Rest peaceful. Love you. Reply to this comment
Joseph Smith On Oct 17 2019 at 10am
I was so sadden to hear of Bill’s passing. I just really thought the world of him. Your family is in my prayers Reply to this comment
Linda Tauriello Musolino On Oct 17 2019 at 10am
Billy you gave the best hugs. I remember when you came to see Domenic to learn how to make pizza. Will miss you so much.xxxxxxxx Reply to this comment
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