David Frederick Stock
November 2, 2015

Funeral Information

November 4 2015 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

 STOCK, DAVID F.: Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a brief illness due to a rare blood disorder on Monday, November 2, 2015, 20 Cheshvan 5776;  Beloved husband for 52 years of Celia Stock. Devoted father of Jeffrey Stock (Hollis Schachner), of Waltham, MA, Rachel Stock Spilker (Adam Stock Spilker) of St. Paul, MN, Sara Stock Mayo (Jonathan Mayo) of Pittsburgh. Loving brother of Lee Stock (Barbara Stock), Robert Stock, and Ruth Stock Zober. Proud grandfather of Eiden, Mirit, Ziv, Liam, Elena, Gavi, and Liat.  Also survived by a large extended family. A native Pittsburgher, David was an accomplished composer and conducter, as well as the founding Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.  He was a retired professor of Duquesne University School of Music.  The family would like to thank all of the medical staff at Presbyterian, Montefiore, and St. Margaret Hospitals, as well as Healthcare At Home Hospice, for their kindness and expertise.  Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday at 11 AM. NO PRIOR VISITATION.  Interment Pliskover Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, www.pnme.org, PO Box 111581, Pittsburgh PA 15238.  www.schugar.com


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I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the Stock family. I will always treasure David's mentorship, his patience, and his willingness to share his experience and knowledge. He was a true gentleman. I am sorry for your loss.

By Douglas A. Richard - November 04, 2015

Dear Celia & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I've had the pleasure of knowing & working with David from my Florida Symphony years in the late eighties thru my tenure with the PSO. I've always admired him first, as a person & also as a champion of not only his own work, but also as a generous supporter & follower of others. His work as founder of the PNME created a national profile for Pittsburgh new music and is an important part of his legacy. He will be missed. Joe Beiro

By Joe Beiro - November 04, 2015

Growing up as a young trumpet student in Pittsburgh, and playing in the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, David always graciuosly and with kind guidance mentored me on how to approach and then interepret the musical passages of the orchestral pieces we were playing. Wonderfully kind and sensative guy. My best to his family. I am also a Pliskover.

By Marc Silverman - November 04, 2015

We send our sympathy. David was a wonderful composer, teacher, and colleague. He loved his family very, very, deeply. We are sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Ed and Kamie

By Edward Kocher and Kamie Schoonhoven - November 04, 2015

Although of late we haven\'t seen you all, we still kept you in our hearts and memory. He was a great man and a good man. He will be remembered by vast numbers of people he has touched. Our love and sympathy, Filia and tom

By Filia and Tom Caloyer - November 04, 2015

Sara, Jonathan and all of the Stock family, we are so sorry for the loss of your father, grandfather, husband, and more. We are so grateful to know you and your family and wish you many wonderful memories. He will live on in your hearts. Jennifer, Michael, Sarah & Mara Bett

By Jennifer Bett - November 04, 2015

This message is for Dr. Lee Stock, David's brother. Lee, we haven't crossed paths in years, but I frequently saw David at musical events. He remembered me as your friend from our teen years, when your family was always so welcoming to your friends. Your mother was Belle, as was mine, and I've always remembered that bond, too. David was an institution here, in the best sense of that word. I admired him and his work, but I also liked him so much as a person. I often asked him about you and felt that talking with him was a link to you. My deep sympathy to you and your family. Millie (Sochatoff) Myers

By Millie Sochatoff Myers - November 03, 2015

Sarah, Celia and the entire Stock famiy. I am so sorry to hear of Davids passing. He was truly a legend of his own. Please know that I am thinking. Roberta

By Roberta Mann - November 03, 2015

As a teenager I heard the original works of David Stock and had the honor of working with him for many years. My deepest sympathy on the loss of his physical presence. He has made a difference in the planet and he lives on through his music and his students.

By Sister Carole Riley, PhD. - November 03, 2015

My sincere condolences to Celia and family.

By Cindy Goldberg - November 02, 2015