Albert Phillip Postar

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Dr. Albert Phillip Postar passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 80 years at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019, followed by a reception at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.

Albert Phillip was born on December 4, 1938, in St. Louís, Missouri to Joseph Loeb and Lottie Zimring Postar. He was the oldest of three children, Sanford Erwin Postar and Beverly Ruth Postar followed. Al passed from this life on May 21, 2019, at his home in Lubbock, Texas.

Al attended grade school and high school at Granite City, Illinois. He graduated from high school at the end of his junior year; he also skipped the third grade. Al attended Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri and graduated in 1960 with a B.A. degree in Chemistry. He then graduated from the University of Houston in 1965 with a degree in Optometry. He became a doctor at the age of 27.

Al’s love of bridge started in the student union. He became a Life Master in 1985 at a regional event in Albuquerque, New Mexico, playing with his friend, Mark Lair. His goal was to be a Diamond Life Master; he was only 37 points away from that when his health declined and kept him away from the table.

Al and Marsha traveled to most of the islands in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, South America, Canada, Australia, and Africa. Marsha captured all of those destinations with her camera. Many photos of those adventures adorned their home.

Al was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved brother, Dr. Sanford “Sandy” Postar.

Al is survived by his loving wife Marsha of the home, sons, David Postar and his wife, Becky, and Michael Postar of Lubbock, Texas, daughter, Susan Postar Bartol and her husband, Doug, of Plano, Texas, and step-daughter Stacey Strasser Rogers and her husband, Mickey, of Lubbock, Texas. Sister, Dr. Beverly Postar of Granite City, Illinois. Grandchildren Brett and Lindsey Bartol, Alexis Postar, Dalton, Brent and Cole Postar, Madison, Dallas, and Brock Rogers.


The family of Dr. Postar would appreciate contributions to be given to , 2526 82nd St D, Lubbock, Texas 79423 in his memory.


11 thoughts on “Albert Phillip Postar”

  1. Marsha: Praying for God’s love and comfort to surround you and your family during this time. So sorry for your loss.

  2. My aunt Genny used to talk about “Postar” all the time. She was crazy about him! I met him years ago, but got to know him better at bridge. He was so funny! He will be missed!

  3. Marsha and family.
    Your friends from Kansas are with you in
    Spirit as you celebrate the life of your
    Dear dear loved one. Our arms surround
    You with hugs and squeezes.
    Give your little Shelby a kiss and some
    Extra loves also.
    Lifting you up. May you know and feel our
    Verna Rowe

  4. Ken and Marti Schwartz

    Unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to spend much time with Al. But it was obvious when we were all in Africa that he was a special man. We so enjoyed being with you.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you be surrounded with love.

    Ken and Marti

  5. The Hinnen family have you in our thoughts and prayers for loss of your loved one, Al. Many blessings to your whole family. Jim,
    Shirley and family.

  6. Marsha, what a wonderful life with Al – your trips, excursions, the bridge club, your Christmas party. I feel so fortunate to have known you and Al for so many years . . . through Mother who adored you both. Know that my thoughts are with you and may the wonderful memories help you.

  7. When I was in my early years in the optical industry, Dr. Albert Postar, taught me a great deal about building relationships and being very shrewd in business dealings. We shared many meals together as I came to Lubbock 4-5 times per year. I enjoyed working with him and helping him choose the eyewear that we both felt would be best for his patients. Although we haven’t seen each other in many years, since I stopped traveling to West TX, and focused on growing my company, he often came to mind as I navigated through the many relationships that I have built and the negotiations that never stop. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

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