William C. Brobst, 72, an English teacher at Upper Darby High School from 1960 until he retired in 1998, died of complications from lung cancer Saturday, July 30, at his home in Upper Darby.
Born in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Mr. Brobst graduated from Ringtown (Pa.) High School in 1956. He earned a bachelor's degree in English at Muhlenberg College in Allentown in 1960 and a master's in education at Temple University in 1965.
Mr. Brobst was yearbook adviser at Upper Darby High from 1965 to 1975 and program coordinator for the English department there from 1987 to 1998.
His wife, Diana, said that in the 1970s and 1980s, Mr. Brobst also traveled to the Princeton headquarters of the Educational Testing Service to read and grade student achievement tests.