Mitch was born in Wyncote, Pa., attended Episcopal Academy and St. Paul’s School, and came to Princeton after 14 months in the Navy. He rowed on the crew team, played club hockey, and captained the JV football team. He belonged to SCA and Ivy Club, majored in SPIA, graduated with honors, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior.
Mitch earned a law degree from Penn in 1953 and immediately joined Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City. He became a partner in 1960 and remained there until his retirement in 1992, specializing in international law. Many organizations benefited from Mitch’s keen analytic mind and unfailing optimism. He was on the boards of the American Foundation for the Blind and Helen Keller International. He was a member of the Anglers Club, the Neversink Association, and the Frost Valley YMCA.
He is survived by his three children, Felicity B. Kelcourse, Mitchell Hovey Brock ’80, and Laura L. Brock, and seven grandchildren. His wife, Gioia, and his daughter, Marina B. Hyde, both predeceased him. Our condolences are extended to Mitch’s family, friends, and associates. He was a good friend to all.