Catherine Ruby (Mister) Brock

Born: Mon., Sep. 6, 1920
Died: Wed., May 9, 2012


Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Mon., May 14, 2012
Location: St. Jane Frances Church


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Catherine Ruby Brock “Kay”, age 91, a resident of Pasadena for 52 years, and previously of Pikesville, died of a stroke on May 9, 2012 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center after a 5 day illness.

She was born on September 6, 1920, in Baltimore, to the late Ethel and Walton Mister. After college, she worked for 51 years as an administrative officer for the Department of Defense and the National Security Agency. She enjoyed clowns and “clowning”, and was a member of the Clowns of America.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years: William H. Brock, Jr.; her four brothers: Walton R., Theodore K., Charles E., and David W. Mister; and her sister Elizabeth Erisman Tomczak.

She is survived by her sister Ethel Irene Foster and many nieces and nephews.

Family requests friends attend a Memorial Mass on Monday at 11 AM in St. Jane Frances Church, 8499 Virginia Ave, Pasadena, 21122. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to the Church, and you may also express your condolences here.

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Carolyn Johnson
   Posted Sat May 12, 2012
I worked with Kay for a number of years, and loved her spirit and humor. My deepest condolences to her family.

Dave Clark
   Posted Sat May 12, 2012
I have known Kay since October 1956 when I was lucky enough for her to care enough to find a place for me in NSA upon my discharge from the army. She pointed me in the right direction and watched over the beginnings of rewarding career with the Agency. She was delightful always and always in the background in a supportive way for me. We kept in touch and she most often was my memory of things of many days gone by. Kay will be missed by many, and especially by me. She was a precious one of a kind. Dave Clark

Toni Moir
   Posted Sun May 13, 2012
Kay will be greatly missed the staff at Dr Saches dental office always looked forward to seeing her our deepest sympathy.

Don Latrick
   Posted Sun May 13, 2012
Kay was one of the first "admins" that I encountered when I first joined the agency. She was always very helpful, pleasant, and friendly. My condolences to her family.

Leon and Barbara Lesher
   Posted Mon May 14, 2012
Kay was certainly...ONE OF A KIND! I was proud to call her friend. Some times a bit direct but she had a generous nature and was sharp of mind until the very end. Great memory was hers as she could recall those she worked with many decades ago. Frequently she would talk with my Leon about those they known......back in the day. She was always dressed to the nines; such a beautiful woman. She suffered with much back pain and failed eyesight but carried on bravely through it all with little complaint. Anyone who knew her will remember her. As she would always say...and that is your!! We loved her and will miss her ''til our very end. With love thoughts and prayers. Leon and Barb Lesher

Mike DePaul
   Posted Mon May 14, 2012
I have fond memories of Kay. She was kind, and she always had a smile and friendly words of encouragement for everyone. Like many others, I am richer for knowing her.

Judy Bowley
   Posted Mon May 14, 2012
I was only 18 when I joined the agency in 1959. I only worked with Kay for 2 years but she took me under her wing and taught me the ropes. I went back home to Nebraska and have kept in contact with her all these years at Christmas. She was a gem.

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