David Scholl Knight of the Month – March 2021
April 1 marked 33 years since David took his major degrees in northern California four months after joining the council at Holy Spirit parish in Fairfield, California (located on North Texas Street, if the name of the parish wasn’t enough of a coincidence). David’s inspiration was the many KC’s who cared for their brother Knight – Frank, David’s father – when he dealt with lung cancer. Similarly, David’s brother Knights were at his side constantly when he had a bone marrow transplant during his own seven-year fight with cancer that included a 100-day stay in isolation. David and wife Pat moved to DeSoto last year after he suffered a stroke. The move allowed them to be closer to the oldest of their three grown children, Dallas resident Kevin, and closer to their only grandchild. The couple’s other two children, Patrick and Marie, are back in California. David and Pat have been married 27 years, meeting at a Pro-Life silent auction in Sacramento when they both bid on the same item. Who won? “We both did!” David said with a laugh. He graduated from Holy Spirit’s school, from St. Vincent High School in Vallejo and from St. Mary’s College in Moraga (there’s a religious pattern here). He operated both a weekly newspaper in his hometown of Dixon, about 20 miles west of Sacramento, and a religious book and gift store. Since joining 8157, David has jumped in and helped out with our retention committee. The man likes to roll up his sleeves.