Tasso George Spanos, age 88, went to his eternal rest on May 2, 2021.
Tasso was the beloved husband of Rebecca for almost 60 years; father to Mark (Toni) and Matthew (Joanna); Papou to Benjamin and Mairen. Tasso was a Renaissance man. He graduated from Bucknell University with a bachelor’s of science in biology and then attended the University of North Carolina’s bacteriology master’s program. He founded Opus One, an audio store, which allowed him to meet many of his musical icons. Tasso loved to dance, any time, and in almost every style. He would perform traditional Greek dances, waltz and swing and was always ready to learn something new.
Following a severe illness abroad, Tasso discovered that trigger point myotherapy could restore his muscular health. He went through additional training, and helped found the Pittsburgh School of Pain Management. He also taught stretch classes throughout Pittsburgh, and at Chautauqua Institution. He never stopped trying to help people, even offering suggestions for stretches to his doctors as they, in turn, tried to help heal a heart stretched to its limit after 88 years of service to others.
Tasso’s funeral service was held May 15, 2021, at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Lewis Center, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, consider contributing to the St. Andrews Anglican Church Youth Project or Shepherd’s Heart Veterans and Homeless Ministry, 13 Pride Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219.