Brock T. Carter ’59 died December 25, 2009.
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While we only knew Brock for two years, we are proud that he was one of us for those years, and we’re also proud of his notable accomplishments as a dentist and a human being.
A native of Jamestown, N.Y., he and his parents moved to Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where he graduated from UniversitySchool in Shaker Heights. He left Amherst after our sophomore year and graduated from CaseWestern ReserveUniversity as a doctor of dental surgery. He practiced for 39 years, focusing on the treatment of apprehensive patients. He used hypnosis as an aid to treatment and for several years lectured to dental groups on this subject. He also wrote a revision of a classic text on dental hypnosis called Handbook of Hypnotic Techniques which was published in 1987.
He retired to Hilton Head Island in December 2007. Brock and his wife, D’Jean, made mission trips with a medical/dental group to El Salvador, where he extracted nearly 900 teeth in one week, often working outdoors under cashew trees. He also devoted his time for many years to the “Volunteers of Medicine” on Hilton Head Island.
Brock loved the theater and acting, especially comedies. He enjoyed skiing in the winter, as well as fishing, golfing and boating on Lake Erie. Brock’s sense of humor was well known, and he just loved life, which he spent always finding the good in people. Brock leaves his beloved wife of 23 years, as well as two sons, two daughters and four grandchildren.
—Lou Greer ’59
—Claude Erbsen ’59