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Richard Brock

Novermber 27, 2021

Richard BrockRichard "Dick" Brock 76, Watertown passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Samaritan Medical Center.

He was born May 25,1945, son of Harry and Annabelle Wittig Brock.

He graduated from Watertown High School in 1963. He was a member of Jefferson Community College's first graduating class in 1965 and then graduated from Oswego State University in 1968. He was initiated into Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 117 Watertown in 1970. After his completion of the five year apprenticeship program, he worked as a plumber, pipefitter, pipe welder, and foreman supervisor on many schools, hospitals, industrial, cogeneration, and nuclear plants plus the Fort Drum Expansion. He was well respected by his peers. He retired from UA Local 73 on May 1, 2010 after 50 years of service.

On August 25, 1979 he married Cathy A. Kline at Hope Church, Watertown.

Richard was a 53 year member of Oswego Elks Lodge 271, a member of Alexandria Bay Masonic Lodge 297, and a life member and former board of directors of The Mad River Club, Boyleston.

Richard's love for the outdoors started as a toddler by his father Harry Brock at Cranberry Lake. Over the years he perfected his hunting and fishing with an emphasis on treating the outdoors and nature with respect, forming a bond at one with the natural world which he passed on to his family. To him the opening day of trout season (April 1) was a national holiday. On April 1, 2017, a few weeks following some heart issues, he and Darien went to the same spot. After a few casts Richard hooked on to a beautiful brown trout and as he told the Times, "It's a life sharing experience. It's minutes, hours that you're spending time together, not rushing off in 90 directions. It's shared time." Faith and looking on the bright side were traits that he had when speaking to others. He was a gentleman and a friend to all who knew him.

Richard is survived by his loving wife Cathy; son Darien W. Brock and wife Jessica, Watertown; grandson Brantley; granddaughter Morgan; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers and one sister.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 2, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown from 4 - 7 PM. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 3, at 11 AM followed by burial in Brookside Cemetery. Donations in Richard's name may be made to The Mad River Club, P. O. Box 171, Pulaski, NY 13142. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

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#4 Carol Cooper 2021-12-03 07:30
Dear Cathy,
I knew you and Richard when I was a child (Helen and Norman Schwalm were my parents). Richard was a kind and funny man. Please except my sincere condolences at this time.
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#3 Wanda Marie Brownell 2021-12-02 11:53
Dear Cathy,
Aunt Jane told me about Richard, I couldn’t believe that he passed away. We’re so sorry to hear about your beloved Richard.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Richard was a wonderful man and he’ll never be forgotten.
I believe God has another Angel.
Love & God Bless,
Sharon, Wanda, Sterling and David.
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#2 Cindy Brock 2021-12-01 21:24
Richard was someone who cared about others. He has a great family and that is because of the man he was. Rest In Peace Richard.
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#1 Cary Brick 2021-12-01 18:11
May he rest in peace.
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