Klock Connections
Issue 17, December 2002

Lynn Klock, Professor of Music

Lynn Klock is a Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts. He teaches and plays the Saxophone. In fact he plays it very well. He is a Soloist and clinician and has played throughout the United States and abroad. When Lynn played in New York at Carnegie Hall. Of his debut in Carnegie Hall, Mr. Peter G. Davis of The New York Times wrote, “ Mr. Klock preformed in the most skillful Fashion… what impressed one most was how expertly Mr. Klock demonstrated the versatility of the instrument, its potential for weaving smooth legato lines, its flexible dynamic range from delicately whispered pianissimo to forceful dramatic statements without loss of tonal quality, and its virtuoso ability to clearly articulate even the most rapid figures.

Lynn Klock assembled a program that had a considerable amount of expressive variety and sheer musical charm.” Lynn Klock has played in England, the British and American Virgin Islands, and Warsaw, Poland where he has the distinction of being the first saxophonist to be presented on the Warsaw Philharmonic Recital Series. He has performed concertos with the New Hampshire, Springfield, (Massachusetts) Toledo, (Ohio) Symphony, and Manchester Festival Orchestras, the Wantastiquet Chamber Players, the West Coast Chamber Orchestra, the United States Military Band at West Point, and many university and high school bands throughout the United States. He has premiered more that 35 solo works written for and dedicated to him.

Lynn was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1950 and raised in Michigan. He is married to Laura and they have two children, Susanna, who is a student at the University of Michigan and Benjamin who is in the 10th grade at Amherst High School.

Laura Klock is also a Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts. She plays the French horn. Lynn and Laura Klock both graduated from the University of Michigan. I had the privilege to meet them at the Klock Reunion that was held at Fort Klock in 2001. We also talked on the phone and by e-mail. Their line goes back to Hendrick Klock through a David Klock who moved to Canada. I believe this David Klock is the descendant of Conrad Clock, son of Hendrick Klock. Conrad Clock is the one who the town of Clocksville, New York was named. I will be working with Sandy Breitner, who is does the genealogy on this branch of the Klock Family Tree.

Lynn’s parents are Lester and Mary Klock. Lynn’s Mother, Mary died in Feb. of 2001. Lester Klock still lives in Michigan.

Lynn graduated from the University of Michigan and the Interlochen Arts Academy. Lynn has recorded 3 solo CD’s with pianist Nadine Shank for Open Loop Recordings, and he can also be heard on the CRI, Mark, and Orion labels. Two new recordings will be released this year, including the Colgrass Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble with Gary Green and the University of Miami Wind Ensemble. The second recording will feature new works for saxophone and voice written for Mr. Klock and tenor Jon Humphrey on the Gasparo label.

Canine Partners Lose a Good Friend

In the April 2002 issue of The Klock Family Newsletter, I wrote an article about David B. Klock. Whenever I write about someone, I try to locate and talk with that person by phone or by e-mail. I called Dave Klock on the phone and talked with him for about 15 minutes. David had muscular dystrophy and was confined to a wheel chair. At that time he told me he was doing well. He did not know his line but would like to investigate it. Recently, while surfing the net I saw that David had died. I contacted the Public Affairs Office at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Md. John Romer, from the Public Affairs Office e-mailed me this Obituary from a Pennsylvania paper.

David Bruce Klock

David Bruce Klock, 47, of Great Mills, Md. Died on Thursday, July 18, 2002 of heart failure at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland.

A graduate of Drexel University in 1979 and Pennsbury High School in 1973. David was a Systems Engineer at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division. Patuxent River, Md. Prior to moving to Maryland, he worked at the base in Warmister, Pa., until it closed.

David never allowed his disability to affect his accomplishment, achievements, or commitments to friends. Confined to wheelchair and limited mobility for the last twelve years, he never complained about his condition and worked proactively to educate others on disabilities and Muscular dystrophy. He inspired all who knew him with his zest for living and insatiable curiosity about the world.

David is survived by his mother, Margaret Farley and stepfather, Walter of Langhorne, Pa., and his father, Bruce J. Klock and his step- mother, Paula of Elm, N.J., brother, Kristopher Klock and wife Germaine of Levittown, Pa.; sisters, Lisa Farrell and husband Harry of Bensalem, Pa., Sara Bush and husband Patrick of Wilmington, Del. and Alison Secoda and husband Robert of Levittown, Pa. His faithful service dog, Candy preceded him in death and his loving companion dog, Jenny survives.

A celebration of life services will be held on Saturday July 27, 2002, 11:00 am at the Friends Meeting House on the George School Campus, 1690 Langhorne/Newtown Road (Route 413), Newtown, Pa. A second memorial service will be Held at the base chapel at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Paluxent River, Md. at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Canine Partners for life. P.O. Box 170, Cochranville, Pa. 19330-0170 or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. 78342, Phoenix, Ariz. 85062-8342. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home P.A. in Leonardtown, Md.

Hello, my name is Ashley Klock. I am 10 years old and in the fifth grade, and I am the grand daughter of David W. Klock. I asked him if I could write an article for the Newsletter and he said I could. I chose to write my article about my Grandpa. I will be explaining a little (a lot) about him. I had to ask him a lot of questions for my article.

My Grandpa was born in Sparta, Michigan on April 3, 1948. His favorite meal is Prime Rib with baked potato and salad. His favorite holiday is Christmas. He has been married twice. His first wife was Shelley Jackson. They had two children, Stacia (my mother) on April 19, 1973 and David James Klock on April 12, 1976. They got a divorce and he then married his second wife, Darla J. Bates who was born November 18, 1962. They were married on Oct. 19, 1984. They had two children. Joshua Klock who was born July 30, 1983 and Nicholas Klock who was born September 12, 1984. Nicholas is a senior and will graduate this year. Joshua graduated last year.

My sister, Kristin and I live with my Grandpa and Grandma. We call them Mom and Dad because we have been living with them since I was a baby. My real Mom lives in Georgia and we live in South Haven, Michigan.

My Grandpa was in the Army and was in Viet Nam. He was a Communications Sgt. He fixed radios and radio equipment in tanks, jeeps and trucks and stuff. He got out of the Army in 1970 and then he worked for Everett Piano Company in South Haven. He was President of the Union for several years. He got to go a lot of places when he was President of the Union. He has been to Mississippi, California, New York, Nashville, and many other places when he was the Union President. He worked there for 15 years. The piano company closed and then he got a job working at a Nursing Home where he was a Maintenance Man. He is now 54 years old. He is retired on Social Security Disability. His hobbies are making the Newsletter, playing Euchre on the computer and bowling.

Nice Job Ashley, Thank you. (I helped a little with her article, but not too much. ) She told me when I die she wants to take over writing the Newsletter. Well, I hope I can continue doing it for a few more years………


Brian Klock sent me a web address for those who would like to see the inside of caves that he has explored. The address is:


Check it out. I have… Great Pictures.

The Klock Family Coat of Arms and Crest

The Arms & Crest

A Fleur de lis (a heraldic emblem consisting of a three pedaled iris) placed on a sable shield. Chained dogs, Rampant gules and silver surmounted by a silver dog facing dexter out of a ducal coronet ore, three bells are ore. The mantling is guled and argents.

The Motto

The motto placed under the sable shield reads:
“Prend Moi tel que je suis” ( Take me as I am )

Tinctures as shown by description:

The shield is black, signifying: Prudence
The bells are gold, signifying: Fortitude
The Fleur-de-lis is silver:
One rampand dog is red, signifying: Charity
The other rampant dog and half
Dog on the crest are silver, signifying: Hope
The mantling is red, which represents a cloak
Dexter, right side of shield represents fortunate
Argent, silver
Ducal, pertaining to a duke
Coronet, a small crown, one marking a rank, lowers than sovereignty.

And last the bottom bears the given name of “ Klock “ and the year 1450 for the year in which it was created. The bottom right bears the name of Earl G. Klock 1945. He painted the crest from which this copy was taken. The original painting is still in the Family of Earl G. Klock.

Looking For Andrew Klock

Andrew Klock, BS, ATC

Andrew Klock was in his third year as the Graduate Intern Athletic Trainer for the men’s track and field/cross country team at the University of Florida, land of the Florida Gators. Andrew graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2000. He earned a degree in Athletic Training. While at Eastern Michigan, he worked as a student athletic trainer with the sports of football, track, softball and gymnastics.

Andrew, last know was pursuing a Masters degree in Athletic Training and a Masters in Sports Management. When he graduates, (if he has not already) aspires to be an Athletic Director of Sports Health at a major university.

Does anyone know this Andrew Klock. I would like to contact him to do some research on his branch of the family tree. I think he is still at the University of Florida, Athletic Department. I also like to contact the people I write articles about in the Newsletter but have been unable to contact him…I will do a follow up article for the Newsletter, if anyone knows him, please have him contact me…

Thanks… Dave

Note: Andrew has never answered any of my e-mails.

The last article was genealogy: The Last Page of the Family Register that was written by George Nellis.

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