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Robert H. Block of Barrington The memorial service for Robert H. Block, 91, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Road), Barrington. The family will be receiving friends from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be private in Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington. Born May 24, 1921, in Chicago, IL, the son of Robert H. Block and Ethel (nee Sperling) Jurs, he passed away peacefully Jan. 7, 2013, at Good Shepherd Hospital. Bob was a warehouse manager for Boise Cascade in Itasca for 40 years. He served as a volunteer fireman and paramedic on the Barrington Fire Department for 22 years. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member and past commander of Barrington VFW Post 7706, along with being a member of the Barrington American Legion Post 158. Bob enjoyed gardening, fishing and camping. Survivors include his wife, Lillian (nee Van Den Berg); children, Barbara Block of Fox River Grove and Kathy (Roy) Speer of Barrington; and a granddaughter, Amy Block. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Clarence (Elynor) and Russell Block. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Barrington Fire Department, 400 N Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at davenportfamily.com. For information, call 847-381-3411.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2013
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