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Margaret 'Pat' Patricia (Johnston) Brock

November 29, 1924 ~ September 15, 2017 (age 92)

North Greenbush - Margaret Patricia ‘Pat’ Johnston Brock, 92, died September 15, 2017, at Van Rensselaer Manor after a long illness.

Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Rev. Arthur Johnston and Alice Kathleen Clarke Johnston and wife of the late Kenneth Lee Brock. She was born and raised in Troy and resided in West Sand Lake, Skaneateles, NY, returning to Troy. She was a graduate of Emma Willard School, earned a bachelors degree in English from Russell Sage College class of 1947 and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. She also attended various arts and crafts courses.

Pat worked drafting in the State Architect’s office, the office of Highway Engineers, the State Education Division of Research and finally as an artist/designer for the State Education Department.  She later worked for Rensselaer County ARC as a Supervisor of the Adult Training Class.  

She was a member of the First Presbyterian in Albany and Brunswick Church, Aglow  and a member and teacher at Birchkill Arts and Crafts.    

Survivors include a daughter, Holly Lee (David) New, Poestenkill; a granddaughter, Erin Lee (Luke) Murphy Reiter, Averill Park and three great grandchildren, Kendall Lee, Maddia Patricia and Lucas Patrick Reiter.   

Pat was dearly loved by her family, was a warm loving person devoted to her friends and family and will be greatly missed.

The family would like to thank the Van Rensselaer Manor and The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County for their loving care of Pat.

Relatives and friends may call at the DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 4392 Route 150 West Sand Lake on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 4-6PM with a service to follow at 6PM with Rev. Henry Kim, officiating.

Interment will be in  Lake View Cemetery Skaneateles.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Margaret Patricia Brock to the Van Rensselaer Manor Activities Department 85 Blooming Grove Road Troy, NY 12180 or Brunswick Church 42 White Church Lane Troy, NY 12180. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Van Rensselaer Manor
85 Blooming Grove Drive, Troy NY 12180

Brunswick Church
42 White Church Lane, Troy NY 12180

 Service Information

September 21, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
4392 Route 150
West Sand Lake, NY 12196

Funeral Service
September 21, 2017

6:00 PM
DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
4392 Route 150
West Sand Lake, NY 12196

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