BELLOCK, Jack. On February 3, 2013 Jack Bellock (98) passed away in Miami, Florida. Born near Warsaw, Poland, he was the only member of his family to survive WWII
. He emigrated to what was then Palestine at age 16 and became an officer in the Irgun, the Israeli underground army. In 1939 he moved to Australia, where he became the first non-Australian bomber pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force and a war hero. He met Florence Spiegel during WWII and they married, built a business and raised a family in Tenafly NJ. After retiring from a career in manufacturing, Jack moved to Turnberry, where his focus shifted to Jewish causes. Jack was a Zionist of the first order. His special "Path to Jerusalem" was the American Technion Society, the Jewish Federation of Greater Miami and the Miami Holocaust Memorial. He served as President of the Greater Miami Chapter of the ATS and held seats on the ATS National and International Boards of Governors. He was honored by the Technion as recipient of an Honorary Fellowship. He was one of the founders of the Miami Holocaust Memorial and also a Life Member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Rarely does the Jewish World have a volunteer so generous, so reliable and as committed as Jack. Jack led by example and asked others to follow him. And follow they did; as a commando in Israel, as a highly decorated bomber pilot in WWII, in industry and philanthropy Jack stood proudly for his beliefs and inspired others to do the same. In each country at each occasion when facing a difficult choice, Jack always did the right thing. He did more than survive, he triumphed. He believed that a man leaves only his good deeds and good name behind. By any standard, Jack Bellock was a great man to all who knew him. Jack is survived by his sons Chuck and Steve, his daughters-in-law Madeleine and Emily, his granddaughters Cloud, Amber, Lindsay and Morgan and his great grandson Skylar. Services to honor Jack will be held at Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapel at 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 5th. The family will receive friends Tuesday 2-7 and Wednesday from 12-7 at his home.