Forest L. "Tory" Lichtenberger, 75, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away May 26, 2007 after a long illness. Prior to owning his own grocery store (Tory's Fine Foods), he worked for Breeden's Grocers for 17 years. He spent 10 years with Continental Coffee as a sales rep before moving to Albuquerque in 1979. Tory and his wife, Claudia, owned and operated "Tory's Restaurant" in Albuquerque for 15 years. He also worked for Jack's Auto Parts, Southwest Distributing, Samon's, Winners, and Standard Restaurant Supply. He was active in Lions and Optimist Clubs. Tory is survived by wife, Claudia; son, Douglas Lichtenberger of Bloomington, IL; daughter, Carol Staley of Decatur, IL; step-children, Mark Barker, Melody Garry, Kimberly Giarratano, and Chad Barker, all born in Decatur, IL; brothers, WD Lichtenberger of Peoria, IL, Paul "Dutch" Lichtenberger of Decatur, IL; sisters, Odesa Wickersham of Peoria, IL, Jeanne Standley of Mt. Zion, IL, Janet Duggan of Glen Carbon, IL, Sandi McConnellee of LA, CA, and Linda Brawner of Lawton, OK. Tory was proud to claim 18 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved son, F. Lynn Lichtenberger Jr.; three brothers; and three sisters. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Vista Care Hospice, 5639 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in Vineyard Retirement Community Clubhouse at 6118 Edith Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.
Published on: Fri June 01, 2007