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Richard St. Francis Post, born 1929 in Spokane, Washington, died peacefully May 6, 2018 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is survived by his wife, Lorna Mickels Post, his children Bridget, Patrick and Jonathan, and six grandchildren, Jamin, Quinn, Emma, Fiona, Alex and Scotty. Richard "Ritter" or "Dick" Post grew up in the west where his love of horses began and later moved to Connecticut. His mother, Mary Brinker Post, was a bestselling novelist, and his father, Harry Grant Post, a newspaper editor and Episcopal minister. Ritter attended Exeter Academy and Harvard where he met Ann Hawks Post whom he married and is the mother of his children. She was his lifelong partner in the Foreign Service, serving in nine countries including 14 years in Africa. Dick Post was an avid polo player and rode until he was 81. He was known to friends and family alike as hard riding, loving and generous, a good man who called things as he saw them. For seven years he took care of his first wife who suffered from Alzheimer's, refusing to commit her to a hospital, and simultaneously his eldest son, Brian Post, who suffered from schizophrenia. Both died in 2005 and were interred at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Bethesda, Maryland. Richard will be laid beside them. A memorial celebration is planned for a later date.

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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Published in The Washington Post on May 18, 2018