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BLOCKER, Dr. Richard J. "Ricky" Of Natick, formerly of Wayland at age 74. For 53 years, the beloved husband of Ellen (Bloom). Devoted father of Michael Blocker & his wife Maureen, Deborah Merwitz & her husband Gary, Jeffrey Blocker & his wife Marcy and Daniel Blocker. Loving grandfather of Caeli and Brigid Blocker, Ally, Brooke and Carly Merwitz, Mia and Adam Blocker. Dear brother of David Blocker & his wife Linda. Fond uncle, cousin and friend to many. Devoted son of the late Benjamin and Hadassah (Waldman) Blocker. Graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1967. Shortly thereafter, he served in the United States Coast Guard in the public health service. Dr. Blocker was a fixture in the Metrowest community as a well respected pediatric ophthalmologist for over 40 years. In addition, he was an associate professor of ophthalmology at the Boston University School of Medicine. His dedication to helping children with special needs was seen through his work at Franciscan Children's Hospital, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, and Belchertown City Hospital. Together with his wife Ellen, they were among the proud founding members of Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland. Services at Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Road, Wayland on Sunday, July 15 at 10:00am. Interment at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, MA. Shiva will be observed immediately following burial on Sunday until 4:00pm and from 6:00-8:30pm at 10 Nouvelle Way (South Tower, 6th Floor), Natick. Continuing Monday and Tuesday from 2-4pm and 6-8:30pm at 3 Barnesdale Rd, Natick. Please omit flowers, remembrances may be made to Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778 or Children's Eye Foundation, childrenseyefoundation.org Levine Chapels, Brookline


Published in The Boston Globe on July 13, 2018
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