In Memory

Richard Brock

Richard Brock

I first met Richard in 7th grade at Woodbury.  At that time he was totally blind in one eye and had about one tenth vision in the other eye.  He lived in his parents house until the very end.  He attended every reunion and on the last one Clark Rose made sure he got there and back home.  He was able to get around by himself by walking and lived an independant life.  I never heard him once complain.  Please feel free to make comments.

Torchy Smith 

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07/13/18 10:16 AM #1    

Dennis Bayer

That's really sad news. Very sorry to hear about this. I didn't know him well, but I saw him at the reunion and I always admired how he was able to mix so well despite his condition. RIP


07/13/18 01:01 PM #2    

James Slater Sr

I am saddened to hear about Richard’s passing. Like Torchy I first met Richard at Woodbury in the 7th grade. Richard and I were in the same section (I believe it was 7-K). I had a nice conversation with Richard at our 50th reunion. Needless to say we talked about the teachers we had and  swapped a few stories. I have fond memories of transitioning to junior high and all the new friends I made. 


07/13/18 03:50 PM #3    

Leslie Kelvin

Richard and I were in Science class in Woodbury.  I was impressed to this day by the smile he always had and his laughter at jokes.  He showed everyone that living with your lot in life is the greater good than being very unsatisfied.  I can't remember meeting a more positive man.  Sorry to see you go.


07/13/18 08:31 PM #4    

Richard Brezner

I remember Richard so well. We were in home room together for some time and, as others mentioned, he always had a smile on his face and such a good-natured soul. May he Rest In Peace. 


07/14/18 08:47 PM #5    

Bennett Tramer

Sad is right. I knew Richard from 7th grade on, occasionally would tape record some homework questions for him, splicing current 45s into the tape, which he always appreciated. One of the nicest, most fun people in our class, a truly great guy. I wish I could do one more tape for him to send him off properly...


07/15/18 05:05 PM #6    

Charles Bauernschmidt

I always enjoyed talking with Richard. He lived near the split of Fernway and Warrington. He lived on Fernway and I lived on Warrington. At the last reunion I spent a great deal of one on one time wth him. We talked about his neighbor Carol Friedman and of course his neighbor across the street my good friend Jimmy Halderman. I am truly sorry that Richard is no longer with us.


07/15/18 07:31 PM #7    

Thomas Torda

I second Torchy's comment on Richard Brock's passing. Although I had Richard for some classes, we were not close. What brought us together was my first full-time job out of grad school at the Univ. of Denver: a recording engineer/supervisor at Talking Books Publ. Co. in Denver, which tape recorded books and magazines for the Library of Congress' National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, from which Richard received various items. I also took him to the 20th reunion (1985), and remember how much he enjoyed it. As Torchy said, Richard never complained, even about the difficulties in running his own business, supplying aids (such as print magnifier systems) for the partially blind.

I too am sad to hear of Richard's passing.

Thomas Torda


07/15/18 07:31 PM #8    

Thomas Torda

I second Torchy's comment on Richard Brock's passing. Although I had Richard for some classes, we were not close. What brought us together was my first full-time job out of grad school at the Univ. of Denver: a recording engineer/supervisor at Talking Books Publ. Co. in Denver, which tape recorded books and magazines for the Library of Congress' National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, from which Richard received various items. I also took him to the 20th reunion (1985), and remember how much he enjoyed it. As Torchy said, Richard never complained, even about the difficulties in running his own business, supplying aids (such as print magnifier systems) for the partially blind.

I too am sad to hear of Richard's passing.

Thomas Torda


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