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S. Ann Brobst, Judge and Former Prosecutor, Dies at 59

Circuit Court judge earned reputation for prosecuting high profile murder cases in Baltimore County.

S. Ann Brobst, a circuit court judge who made a name for herself prosecuting some of the most high-profile murder cases in Baltimore County, died Dec. 17 at Gilchrist Hospice. She was 59.

Brobst died of pancreatic cancer.

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Raina December 18, 2012 at 02:19 AM
She will be greatly missed in this community. She helped people in so many ways with her compassionate heart. Our thoughts and Prayers are with her family.
Shell9 December 18, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Very sad. Such a great warrior for Justice.
Al Day December 18, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Seems to be a ton of pancreatic cancer in the area. What's going on with the stuff? I've seen more obits lately listing it then I can recall ever.
David Marks December 18, 2012 at 02:41 AM
She was a wonderful woman and, by all accounts, an outstanding prosecutor and judge. I enjoyed encountering her on the campaign trail and will miss her. My prayers go out to her family.
Scott Sewell December 18, 2012 at 03:56 AM
This is sad & shocking. I met Ann when I was a young state trooper & she was a young prosecutor. My career took a different path, and I went at least 20 years without seeing her. I was pleased when I read that she was appointed to her judgeship. I made a point to stop by her chambers about a year ago to say hello and congratulate her. She seemed fine and did not mention her illness as we reminessed about the old days. I'm proud to have known her, and I'm saddened by her passing. R.I.P. Ann.
Kurt Scheffenacker December 18, 2012 at 05:47 AM
You will be missed . R.I.P.
jims December 18, 2012 at 01:07 PM
A great prosecutor ad a wonderful judge. She will be greatly missed by the entire criminal justice community and the Baltimore County public. R.I.P. Annie!
State Your Name December 18, 2012 at 05:35 PM
My Dad just died from pancreatic cancer on December 2nd. Why is there so much of it?
Jerry Joyce December 18, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Pancreatic cancer has been linked to PFOA, a chemical found in microwave popcorn which is contaminated by this substance which is used in the popping bag. Many scientists have stricken this food item from their diet. PFOA accumulates in the human body. As many as 95% of us test positive for it. This is, of course, not proven to be the primary or sole cause of this cancer.
Momofmany December 18, 2012 at 08:15 PM
My condolences and hearfelt sympathies. She was a fair and compassionate judge as well as an excellent litigator!
Mark December 18, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I knew her when she was a prosecutor and subpoenaed evidence from 911. She was a wonderful prosecutor, judge, and person. She enriched our community, and I will miss her.
Buzz Beeler December 18, 2012 at 09:36 PM
I had the chance to meet here when I ran for office. A nice lady. The good die young and that is sad.
Aaron Barnett December 18, 2012 at 09:57 PM
I am truly saddened by the news. In the short time that I got to know Judge Brobst, I grew to admire her very much she proved to be a remarkable human being. She will be deeply missed and my prayers go out to her family.
Ginger Reposado December 19, 2012 at 06:34 AM
Truly saddened by this. I thought of her quite often .She presided over my divorce proceedings in 2010 and had it not be for her sense of justice I would have left the court room penniless and without a home for my 3 children. Ironically she passed on, on my ex's 1st anniversary date to the woman he was cheating with. I will always be so thankful that she presided over my case and gave me hope that things would get better.
Ginger Reposado December 19, 2012 at 06:37 AM
*meant ex's 1st anniversary wedding date*
Nancy Hafford December 19, 2012 at 04:57 PM
The Towson Community is going to miss her beautiful smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann's family.
Sierra DeLeon February 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM
What a compassionate, and highly sophisticated lady she was! She lived long enough to handle my friends case before she passed on. May she forever rest in peace! Beautiful, kind, sweet gentle spirit that she was.....
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