Klock, David Bruce
David Bruce Klock, 47 of Great Mills, Md., died on Thursday, July 18, 2002 of heart failure at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardrown, Maryland.
A graduate of Drexel University “79”, and Pennsbury High School “73” 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 Warminster. Pa. until it closed.
David never allowed his disability to affect his accomplishments. achievements, or commitments to friends. Confined to a 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 Langhome, Pa., and his father, Bruce J. Klock and stepmother Paula of Elm, NJ; brother Kristopher Klock and wife Germaine of Levittown, Pa; sisters, Lisa Farell and husband Harry of Bensalem, Pa., Sara bush and husband Patrick of Wilmington, Del.. and Alison Secoda and her husband Robert of Levittown, Pa. His faithful service dog, Candy preceded him in death and his loving companion dog, Jenny survives.
A celebration of live service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2002, 11:00 a.m. at the Friends Meeting House on the George School Campus, 1690 Langhome/Newton Road ( Route 413 ), Newtown, Pa. A second memorial service will be held at the base chapel at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Patuxent 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 Dystophy Association, P.O. Box 78342, Phoenix, Ariz. 85062-8342.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, Md.
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