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Vale David Buck

David Buck, ISKL High School Principal from 1979-1984, passed away on October 24, 2020. He was 76 years old.
18 Nov 2020
In Memoriam
David Buck, ISKL High School Principal from 1979-1984
David Buck, ISKL High School Principal from 1979-1984

Many ISKL Alumni students, parents, faculty and staff will fondly remember David and his wife Patricia (Patti) who taught HS Humanities, along with their son Joshua (‘89).

David started his career in finance, but soon discovered a passion for education and, during his 30-year career in teaching and administration, worked in schools in the USA, Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. Five of those years were spent at ISKL.

There have been many tributes to David on social media including one from former ISKL High School Administration, Patricia Victor. Patricia remembers, “David Buck was the first High School Principal I worked for as his secretary in the early 80s at ISKL, Malaysia. Patricia Buck was one of the first teachers in the HS Humanities team when I joined ISKL in 1979. Patti was such a wonderful and caring person in the team. After one year I took David Buck’s offer to work for him as his secretary. He was a great Principal. I got married that same year and the following year I had my first son. David and Patti were leaving ISKL that year. I knew I was going to miss them tremendously so I named my son David after David Buck. I love David & Patti for the care and love they gave me and also to everyone they worked with. I enjoyed working with David Buck at EARCOS as well. David, you will be missed by many.”

Patti Buck shared David’s official obituary with us here >>

Our sincere condolences go to Patti and Joshua, and the extended Buck family. 

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