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The ‘fabulous’ Brother Eugene, a 52-year institution at Columbus High, dies at 91


 UPDATED OCTOBER 28, 2020 03:37 PM

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For Brother Eugene Trzecieski, a Christopher Columbus High School educator and mentor, everything was “fabulous,” his students remember.

“No matter what he was doing at the end of the day it was always ‘fabulous.’ That was his word: ‘It was fabulous,’” recalled Claude Roatta, a Class of 1981 Columbus graduate who remembers Brother Eugene’s sign-off to his students after every Humanities and Philosophy of Being class he taught.

Many say you’ll never forget a favorite teacher who made a lasting impact. So it’s safe to say the late Brother Eugene will endure in the memories of the thousands of students he taught in his 52-year career at Columbus, a Marist-run, private Catholic boys’ high school in West Miami-Dade’s Westchester neighborhood.

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