Ruth Dillon Brock, 83

History teacher at Roland Park Country School

May 18, 2007

Ruth Dillon Brock, a retired history teacher, died of congestive heart failure Friday at the Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville. The former Village of Cross Keys resident was 83.

Born Ruth Dillon in Atlanta, she earned a bachelor of arts degree at the University of Georgia and wrote a column on life amid the war effort for the Atlanta Constitution in the 1940s.

She married Pope Furman Brock in 1948 and moved to Baltimore, where she raised their three children and for 20 years taught European and Russian history at Roland Park Country School. She retired in 1984.

During the 1960s and 1970s, she earned a master's degree in liberal arts at the Johns Hopkins University and a master's in Latin American history at the University of Maryland, College Park.

She enjoyed walks along the Gunpowder Falls and spending her summers in Portland, Maine. She was a supporter of environmental causes.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Broadmead, 13801 York Road.

Survivors include two sons, Pope Brock of Chappaqua, N.Y., and Matthew Brock of Kittery Point, Maine; a daughter, Alice Brock of Falmouth, Maine; and two granddaughters. Her marriage ended in divorce.

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