NORWALK, Conn. Jorge Torrealba, the owner of Painting by George in Norwalk, died on Sept. 30. He was 47.
Born Jan. 11, 1965, in Valencia, Venezuela, Torrealba immigrated to the U.S. in his early twenties. As a young boy, he developed a passion for running and was a talented athlete. Torrealba participated in two World Cups of Race Walking, representing Venezuela.
In the past few years, he competed in the Norwalk Summer Series. At the time of his death, he was training for the Richmond Marathon. Family described him as having a selfless nature and optimistic personality.
Torrealba is survived by his wife of 11 years, Miriam, and their two sons, Jack and Jason.
Memorial services will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, at Collins Funeral Home in Norwalk. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jorge Torrealba Memorial Fund, 39 Ivy Place, Norwalk, CT 06854.
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