David Kassabian Jr.

David Kassabian, Jr., marketing communications manager, and later, Boerne (Texas) High School English teacher, died March 29 of lung cancer. He was 66. Following a long career in the life insurance industry, Kassabian became a teacher for Boerne’s Champion High School, eventually serving as English department chair and leading the English curriculum for the district. Returning to education reenergized his career and it became a dedicated and beloved focus of his life. Kassabian especially valued classroom management and mentoring students. He was proud of his Spartan classroom rules – 1) be quiet, 2) be polite, and 3) be productive – and his insistence on referring to his students with the courtesy titles of “Mr.” and “Ms.” He said his 13 years with the district were very happy and rewarding. He was thoughtful, caring, and highly principled with an irreverent and subtle sense of humor. Kassabian loved playing backgammon, especially with his brother and daughter, and enjoyed a short-yet-prolific turn as an amateur ceramic potter. A Worcester, Mass., native, he enjoyed walking local beaches with his wife and dog after moving back to New England last year. He is survived by his wife Stephanie, children David Alan and Natalie, parents David Sr. and Elizabeth, brother Brian, several cousins and many in-laws and extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Boerne Education Foundation in memory of David Kassabian, Jr., at http://www.boerneeducationfoundation.org. To leave a condolence or share a memory, please click below.


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  1. Doreen R. Oshinskie on August 30, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Dear Stephanie,

    I knew David in the late 1980s to early 1990s through PRSA. I cherished our conversations!
    I’m so sorry to hear of David’s passing. I’m sorry for your loss of this caring, kind, man who had a passion for doing it the right way.

    Doreen Rogers

  2. dwight hebert on September 5, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    Worked with Dave when he returned from the service. His nickname was Sarge because he wore his drab green fatigues to work every day. We worked a short time in a sweatshop named Commonwealth Spring Co. while he finished his college education.. We stayed in touch when he came to State Mutual and his early retirement and relocation to TX. I miss his dry sense of humor. He said is was hi brow not dry humor.

  3. Julie Zuckman on April 7, 2023 at 10:41 pm

    Worked for Dave at Monarch 1990-93. He was the best boss I ever had. I’m sure he was a wonderful teacher – I know I learned a lot from him. A great guy. My condolences to his wife and family, to whom he was clearly devoted.

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