David Post taught 20 years at Bishop Lynch High School in East Dallas. He lived in Lake Highlands and was a member of both St. Patrick’s and St. Paul’s parishes. He died July 2, according to an email from a Bishop Lynch spokesperson, following an 18-month battle with cancer.
Post’s greatest passions, according to his bio, include consumption of the written word (“from Stephen King to Gore Vidal to Plato”) as well as both high and popular culture (“might be found any night at a Vivaldi concerto at the Myerson, a U2 concert at American Airlines Arena or a modernist Avant Garde Strindberg play in Deep Ellum”) and travel.
He always advised his students to partake in similar activities.
At the school, he lead the mock trial team, coached men’s golf and taught both U.S. history and government. Academically (he attended University of Texas after graduating from Bishop Lynch) he had focused on researching the Supreme Court and its justices’ varying interpretations of constitutional law.
The FAQ page for teacher-student interaction on the BL website reveals that Post possessed a true sense of humor. “Will Mr. Post bite me if provoked?” Is the first Q. “No. He is physically harmless but will not tolerate students ill-prepared for class. Just in case, bring a muzzle if you think you will have to put it on him,” is the A.
Post leaves behind two daughters — Sarah, who graduated from Lynch in ’04 and Hannah, who just graduated this year — and wife, Susan.
The Bishop Lynch office promises to keep us updated regarding services.
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