BARRY BROCK (1945-2018)
-A LIFE REMEMBERED-
After a courageous and extended battle with health issues, long-time Copper Mountain Ski Instructor Barry Brock left this world on March 17th in the Bronx with his brother, Howard, at his side. Barry also leaves behind his sister-in-law, Joan; and nieces, Pamela and Stacy Brock.
Born in the Bronx, on March 13, 1945, Barry remained a resident his entire life. He graduated from James Monroe High School in 1963 and from The City College of N. Y. in 1975. His Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Degree enabled him to pursue his two life’s passions, ski instructor and lifeguard.
Starting as a lifeguard with the Dept. of Parks in New York at age 16, Barry progressed to the position of Borough Coordinator of the Bronx, where he would oversee all life guards in the borough.
In 1971, Barry began his life-long love of teaching skiing as a weekend instructor at Big Vanilla-Davos in New York. Then, after two years as a part-time instructor at Mount Snow, Barry became a full-time instructor. During his ski teaching tenure at Mount Snow, Barry also acted as Co-producer and Writer of the deck show for the Mount Snow Ski School Awards Night. He was the sole director of the music and lighting.
In 1973-1975, Barry taught as a student assistant at The City College of New York in its physical education activity courses- Ski for Credit. Courses were conducted at Vernon Valley-Great Gorge, N.J.
In 1981, Barry heeded the call: GO WEST YOUNG MAN! After teaching at Breckenridge for two years, Barry moved to Copper Mountain remaining there for the balance of his 30 plus year Rocky Mountain instructing career. With an unrivaled enthusiasm and passion for teaching skiing, he touched the hearts of literally thousands of students as well as fellow instructors. A member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America since 1976, he was Level 3 Certified. Barry has left a legacy that will surely be missed. His mantra “Shin to Win” will echo forever on the slopes of Copper Mountain.
Barry was also passionate about all forms of music from classical to rock and was renowned for putting together tracks for parties. His devotion to the New York Yankees and Giants was legendary sparking many a spirited ski-school, locker-room debate.
The next time you hit our slopes, please make a few turns for Barry.
Barry taught at the Avard Learning Center in NYC from 1970-1973 as teacher of Perceptual Therapy and Physical Education. He coordinated and conducted programs of physical activities for educable, brain damaged, and emotionally disturbed children.
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