An attorney, Mr. Brock was very active in the Woodside community, his home for many years. He served on numerous boards, including those of Woodside Village Church, Los Altos Hunt Pony Club, Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club and La Quinta Country Club. He took part in many community plays and loved singing with his friends, say family members.
Mr. Brock was born in The Dalles, Oregon, and spent his early years in Goldendale, Washington. He met his future wife, Phyllis Egger, while attending the University of Washington. They married after graduation in 1952 and spent the next 61 years together.
After serving two years in the U.S. Army, Mr. Brock attended Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where he graduated at the top of his class.
He was admitted to the California Bar in 1957 and began his career with the San Jose office of Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel. He was in practice for 44 years.
He was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was past president of the American Inns of Court, Santa Clara Inn, and served on its executive committee. He also served of the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Northern California, and was listed in the "Best Lawyers in America."
Mr. Brock is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, Jennifer Marsden of Woodside, Charles Brock Jr. of Menlo Park, Peter Brock of Newport, Oregon, and Suzanne Brock of Santa Rosa; brother William Brock of Ashland, Oregon; and six grandchildren.
A reception at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club will be held at 6 p.m., following Mr. Brock's service on Oct. 23. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, the Parkinson's Association or a charity of choice.