Knight of the Month – October 2011

David Dybala

David Dybala put his Texas A&M engineering degree to good use for the Knights of Columbus recently when he helped Allen Reitmeier map out construction of a wheelchair ramp on a Knight Hands project. Activities like that helped earn David recognition as Council 8157’s Knight of the Month for October. David left Aggieland in 1972 with a degree in agricultural engineering. He became a Knight in 1980 in Council 1358 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Waco. Before the Dybala’s came to north Texas and Holy Spirit in 1985, David served as 1358’s Grand Knight – and the council hosted a state convention. He has been married to wife Clara for more than 40 years. They have one son (David Jr.), one daughter (Rebecca Vitulo) and four grandchildren. They came to Holy Spirit when David was hired by the City of Dallas as director of public works and transportation. He worked there 22 years before retiring. He’s an engineer with a good voice – a member of the choir that sings at 9:30 Mass. David says of the Knights: “I enjoy the camaraderie, working together with a bunch of great guys.” The feeling is mutual.