Stayton – Joe, 88, died December 5
at his home. He was born in Silverton to Joseph and Zeta
(Hammond) Brock and grew up on the family farm in Monitor. Joe
served in the US Army during the Korean War. He received his
Bachelor’s and Masters in Education at Linfield, playing
football and baseball, and where he met Marilyn (Andresen) and
they married August 4, 1956 in Astoria. Joe taught in Oakland
for 3 years and then went to Stayton High School in 1958 where
he taught and coached baseball for 31 years, winning the state
championship in 1975, and making life-long impressions on
young men’s lives.
He was a member of Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church. Joe’s hobby was ‘the property’.
From raising rhoadies, to running a saw mill, raising birds
and his orchard, he was always on ‘the property’, after
school, weekends and especially during his retirement.
He is survived by his wife: Marilyn of
Stayton; children: Greg (Denny) Brock of Loveland, CO, Melinda
Sarbeck of Salem, Eric (Jenny) Brock of Stayton and Kyle Brock
of Post Falls, ID; brothers: Jerry Brock of Battle Ground, WA
and David Brock of Anchorage, AK; sister Marlene Ricci of
Modesto, CA; grandchildren: Casey Brock, Danny Brock, Taylor
Anaya, Brock Sarbeck, Ben Sarbeck, Brian Sarbeck and Cassidy
Brock; and great-grandchildren: Brooklyn, Baylee, Kylie,
Sophie Joe, Hannah, Jaxson and Austin. Joe was preceded in
death by his parents and sister, Janice Mayfield.
Mass of Christian Burial will be
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00 am at Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church in Stayton. Interment will follow
in St. Mary Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Stayton
High School Baseball team. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.