A decade later, Judge Brobst visited Mr. Bloodsworth at his Eastern Shore home and apologized.
"Anybody who saw Ann try a case would come away and understand her deep sense of justice. She was a strong victim advocate and never lost sight of the people she was representing. And she carried this sense of public service onto the bench," said Stephen Bailey, a Towson lawyer and longtime friend.
"The only thing she wanted was to become a judge one day, and I remember how excited she was when she called me to tell me that Martin had appointed her to the bench," said Judge Fader. "She loved life and loved being a judge."
Judge Cox said she "always tried to do the right thing in her courtroom and she did it with poise and dignity."
Judge Turnbull said that she had worked up until about 21/2 weeks ago. "Courage. That's what Ann had. Courage. I urged her to take some time off because of her illness and she wouldn't do it," he said.
In her spare time, Judge Brobst enjoyed reading and gardening.
Judge Brobst's family will receive friends from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
Judge Brobst was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.
She is survived by a son, Robert Richardson "Rick" Bowie III of Towson; and a daughter, Alice Chapman Bowie of Washington. Her marriage to Robert Richardson Bowie II ended in divorce.