Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bradley W Brock

It is with great regret that I share a passing our one of our members Bradley W. Brock.  A service is being held on Palm Sunday, April 1 at 3pm at Desert Gardens Presbyterian Church.  Please keep his family in your thoughts.  Below is the obituary that ran in the Arizona Daily Star. 

Bradley Warren Brock, 56, died at home in Tucson on March 20, the first day of spring, from cholangiocarcinoma. He was a warrior, as his oldest son put it, in his four year battle with this disease. Brad was so prepared and did his very best to prepare his family. He was valiant, so connected and grounded in his approach to everything he did. So many memories will always be treasured.

He was born on July 18, 1955 in Greenwich, CT to Warren Heath Brock, MD and Priscilla Ellen (Golden) Brock. He is a 1973 graduate of Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Brad maintained close friendships with his longtime childhood friends and former IBM associates where he worked for 33 years in several states.

Brad was past Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 141 at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E Tanque Verde Rd 85749. He was recognized with Pilot Certification from US Power Squadrons, Sigma Delta Pi­Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society 1973, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and IBM Quarter Century Club, 2003. Among many things he enjoyed were sailing, hiking, camping, backpacking, genealogy, and the Cornell Ornithology Bird Watch program.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara B. Brock, and two sons, Alexander James Brock, and Patrick Warren Charles Brock, and their dog Missy, all of the home address. He is also survived by two brothers and three sisters: Stephen Brock, Croyden, NH; Christopher W. Brock, Milford, NH; Lauretta Brundage, Springfield, NH; Barbara Marsh, New Hartford, CT; and Heather Benotti, Stratham, NH, and several nieces, nephews, many friends and associates near and far. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Warren Randall Brock of New Hampshire.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. April 1 at Desert Gardens Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he is a member, 10851 E. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, with Pastor Jerry Hagelin presiding. Family and friends are invited to gather afterward at the family's home. 

Another memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, New London, NH. Final details will be published in local newspapers.

Brad's desire was that any tax deductible donations be made to Friends of Saguaro National Park; PO Box 18998; Tucson, AZ 85731-8998 -or- BSA Scout Troop 141; c/o Treasurer D. Winston;
3581 N Pelligrino Dr.; Tucson, AZ 85749

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