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Bruce Reopolos, taught calculus at St. Francis in Athol Springs; July 23, 1956—April 20, 2012

Services for Bruce S. Reopolos, a calculus teacher at St. Francis High School for 27 years, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Salem United Church of Christ, 114 Morgan St. at Main Street, City of Tonawanda.

Mr. Reopolos died unexpectedly April 20 in his Town of Tonawanda home. He was 55.

Born in Kansas, he grew up in Cheektowaga and was a graduate of Maryvale High School. He earned his teaching degrees from Canisius College.

At St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, Mr. Reopolos founded and moderated a Philharmonic Society, a classical music club and the Cinema Club, to introduce students to culture through important composers and landmark films.

Although he did not play an instrument, he had a finely tuned ear for classical music and was particularly devoted to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He traveled to Pittsburgh, Montreal and Vienna to attend their concerts.

Surviving are his partner of 20 years, Diane Frontera; a stepson, Andrew Frontera; and his mother, Arlene C.