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Raymond S. Gomez, longtime Falls math teacher

Sept. 18, 1939 – July 19, 2015

LEWISTON – Raymond Salvatore Gomez of Lewiston, a longtime mathematics teacher at Niagara Falls High School, died Sunday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness. He was 75.

Mr. Gomez graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1957 and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Buffalo State College. He taught mathematics at Niagara Falls High School for more than 30 years, and also at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn.

Known as “Baco” by his grandchildren and “Bean” by his son and daughter, Mr. Gomez was an avid bowler and golfer, and bowled a 300 game during the Niagara Falls Schoolmasters tournament in 2001.

He also enjoyed going to the racetrack, including annual trips to Saratoga with close friends, and vacationed in Las Vegas.

He also played softball and racquetball.

Survivors include his wife, the former Angeline Hryhoroic; a daughter, Gayton; a son, Raymond; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Buffalo Road and Thorn Avenue, Orchard Park.

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