PORT ALLEGANY - Robert R. Brock, 83, of North Main Street, passed away Monday (June 9, 2014) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.
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Born Dec. 8, 1930, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Ronald C. and Ruth Scott Brock. On Oct. 14, 1951, in Front Royal, Va., he married Suzanne M. Carter, who survives.
Robert was a maintenance and services contract manager working for the Department of Defense, retiring after 34 years of service.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Brock was a longtime resident of the area and a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1948.
Robert was a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Port Allegany, where he was a former member of the church council. While serving in the U.S. Air Force at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, he instituted Lutheran Sunday school classes on base. He was also a life member of the National Rifle Association.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Suzanne, are a son, Scott A. (Mary) Brock of Bowie, Md.; a daughter, Amy L. (William) Jennings of Kennesaw, Ga.; six grandchildren, Christian and Stephen Brock, Molly Humphrey, Owen, and Rachel Jennings, and Alice Miller; four great-grandchildren; a brother, William J. (Pearl) Brock of Hebron; two sisters, Joan (Grant) Hagen of St. Marys and Betty (Gary) Hardes of Tacoma, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Barbara A. Duell.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Gethsemane Lutheran Church with the Rev. Joann Piatko, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Coudersport.
Memorials can be made to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Bradford Era from June 10 to June 17, 2014
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