Derek Bruce Post

February 28, 1964 - July 4, 2021
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How do you summarize a life?  Derek Bruce Post was born in Key West Florida and moved to Tucson Arizona as a youth, into an enclave of retired Navy families.  He played in the Tucson Mountains and in the area around what is now Twin Peaks and his stories of the illegal activities there are better not repeated.  What about his family? He is survived by Beth Megerle, his companion for the last 15 years, even though they knew each other for 30.  Beth’s daughter Samantha is heartbroken that she will no longer get to hear about his exploits (from her mother) or his stories (from him).  His sister Deanna and brother Dale are also left behind to share his life story.  Is that the man; what about his work?  After leaving home before graduation, he became a landscaper, did construction and then the internet happened. He became a skilled telecommunications technician – he even worked on the Patriot’s stadium data system upgrade in spite of being a Steelers fan.  What about his beliefs? If you ever talked to Derek, you know he had strong beliefs, but his love of a lively discussion was even greater.  As many know, he enjoyed a good argument, but always with the interest of learning.  What about a man’s interests?  Derek was creating guitars and gas can amplifiers.  What is the measure of the man? I say it is the hole he leaves behind.

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Born: February 28, 1964
Died: July 4, 2021

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Bill Matulewicz posted on 7/28/21

I did not know Derek very long, but I liked him immediately. A genuine human being, with a sharp mind, quick wit, and a generous nature. I'm glad I got to experience his life's spark, however briefly. Beth, our sincere condolences from your friends in NJ.

 

Todd McMahon posted on 7/24/21

I am so sorry Beth. Derek and I go back to 4th grade summer. We have been friends for many years. The times we had together growing up and as adults will be treasured until we see each other again. Derek had so much talented and passion in everything he did. He never tired of learning. Derek always had time for anyone who needed him. He was an amazing guy, He will be missed daily!!

 

Samantha Megerle posted on 7/24/21

I never gave him the credit he deserved. He put up with a lot from me in my younger years. He was always there with a story or a joke. He understood and shared in my love of music, gardening, cooking, and art. He always had advice or knew someone who did. I knew he would always be there to help if I ever needed it. I miss you man!

 

Monica Franco Blancarte posted on 7/24/21

Beth we send our love to everyone. Derek had an amazing smile, we will miss him. We love you!

 

Chris Bakker posted on 7/23/21

Derek was always willing to talk about any topic under the sun. Our discussions ranged from motorcycles, guitars, music, and tequila on the one hand to his love for his family, the Taubenecks, politics, religion, and his plans for the future. He was always moving, inquisitive, and interested. I'll miss his ready smile, latest facial hair choices, and witty banter most of all. Will always love and miss that guy! Lots of love and support to his family, Beth, Sam, and the kids. Hugs, Chris

 

Chris Bakker posted on 7/23/21

Derek was always willing to talk about any topic under the sun. Our discussions ranged from motorcycles, guitars, music, and tequila on the one hand to his love for his family, the Taubenecks, politics, religion, and his plans for the future. He was always moving, inquisitive, and interested. I'll miss his ready smile, latest facial hair choices, and witty banter most of all. Will always love and miss that guy! Lots of love and support to his family, Beth, Sam, and the kids. Hugs, Chris

 

Nancy Mork posted on 7/22/21

Derek truly was a special guy--he may have been quiet but he was always thinking! His comments usually came when you least expected it! I will miss his amazing heart and wit! There really are no words as he was taken much to young. His stories will live on. My heart is with you all as you grieve his sudden passing. I'm so glad the twins got a little taste of him! My deepest condolences. Love to you all!

 

Stephanie Weis posted on 7/21/21

Beth and Sam, Derek was usually the quiet guy in the corner of our large family events - but always happy and always smiling! He greeted everyone with exactly that. So sorry for this loss - imaginably there are no words that can help fill the gap that this sorrow brings. Just know you’re surrounded by a large network of family - and if you need us, call upon us. We love you all! Big hugs, and an even bigger hole left in the family’s heart!

 

John McKay posted on 7/21/21

Beth, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. John McKay

 

Greg and Cathy Gossett posted on 7/21/21

In memory of Derek Bruce Post, Greg and Cathy Gossett lit a candle

 

Paul Taubeneck posted on 7/21/21

Beth, I love his smiling picture - his smile really could light up a room! I'm grateful for the memories, thx to you and him. Much sympathy and love to you, your brother, Paul

 

Linda McKay posted on 7/21/21

In memory of Derek Bruce Post, Linda McKay lit a candle

 

Linda McKay posted on 7/21/21

Dear Beth, Talked on Zoom with Ann and Shirl. They told us about your Derek. Paul and I so sorry for your loss. We did get a chance to meet Derek when we visited your mom and dad but never got to know him. Again, please know that we are thinking of you at this time. Love, Aunt Linda and Uncle Paul

 

Catherine Gossett posted on 7/21/21

Caring thoughts are with you.

 

Amy posted on 7/21/21

To Beth and Sam, Blossom and Rukus, Derek made quite an entrance whether it was with a motorcycle, a sand buggy or a truck, with a banjo or a guitar. His stories will be missed around the table, the music hall, the tool shed, and the garden; none the less, his presence will be felt. Derek’s zest for all things new and challenging has left a mark on us. His creations around your sweet ranch will remind us of Derek’s zest to learn new ways and to meet challenges with imagination. Patrick and I send you love and hopes for peaceful hearts.

 

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