TROY – David Arthur Rock, 74, died Dec. 31, 2005, at his home in Troy. Dave was the only son of Esther Chapman Rock and Clayton F. Rock of Topsfield, Mass. He leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Judy Goodell Rock; their daughter, Jennifer; son, Timothy; and daughter-in-law, Kristin. He graduated from Governor Dummer Academy in 1948, earned a bachelor of science degree from Antioch College in 1953 and a masters in forestry from Yale in 1955. His forestry career included many years with the New England Forestry Foundation in both Vermont and Maine, manager of the 6,000-acre working forest of Berea College in Kentucky and the 1000-acre natural area, Glen Helen at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, forester with the U.S. Forest Service in Virginia and Pennsylvania, teacher at Berea, Antioch and most recently, Unity College in Maine and independent consulting forester in Maine. He was active in the community, serving on the Troy Planning Board for 30 years, the town Road Committee, and was on the board of directors for the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District. He taught Woodlot Management for the adult education program in S.A.D. No. 3 for many years and worked with many Antioch and Unity College students in work-study and independent studies. Dave will be remembered as a person of high professional and personal standards, a loyal friend, a fine letter-writer, a loving parent and partner, a lover of good maps, snail mail, gardening, most trees and back roads, good fish stories, cribbage, and maple syrup. For many he served as a crop tree, a shelterwood, a boundary tree – a rock. Donations may be made in his name to The New England Forestry Foundation, P.O. Box 1346, Littleton, MA 01460 www.neforestry.org; The Glen Helen Association, 405 Corry St., Yellow Springs, Ohio, 45387 3antioch.edu/glenhelen/ donations; Berea College, Attn William Laramee, CPO 2216, Berea, KY 40404 wwwberea.edu; and Unity College Development Office, 90 Quaker Hill Rd., Unity, ME 04988 www.unity.edu. No ceremony is planned, at his request, but a celebration of his life is being planned for late sap season. For more information, call R. Goodell at (207) 342-2324.
DAVID ARTHUR ROCK
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:17 p.m.