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Winston J.M. Block

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Winston J.M. Block Obituary
Block, Winston J.M. Age 71. Monday, August 26, 2013 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He was born April 24, 1942 in Hyde Park, IL, the son of Theresa (Mayer) Block and Max Block. He was the beloved husband of Cathy Wintersteen Block of Joliet; loving father of Tyler (Penelope) Block of Dana Point, CA and Tiffany (Scott) Vaughan of Nashville, TN; proud grandfather of Amory and Arabella Block and Anna Vaughan; dear brother of Michael (Judith) Block of Shorewood, and beloved uncle of sixteen. Also survived by his mother-in-law, Phyllis Wintersteen. Preceded in death by his daughter, Tanja Block; his parents; father-in-law, Carroll Wintersteen and sister-in-law, Colleen Powers. Winston, a U.S. Army Veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star, practiced law in the Joliet area for over 50 years. He received a Juris Doctorate Degree from John Marshall Law School and was also a medical school graduate from Spartan Health Sciences in St. Lucia. He was a law Professor at both John Marshall and Joliet Junior College. Mr. Block, also a world traveler, enjoyed many endeavors during his life, including being an innkeeper, a pilot and an ostrich rancher. As it was Mr. Block's wish, Cremation Rites will be accorded. All friends and relatives are invited to gather Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd., Joliet from 12:30 p.m. until the Memorial Service begins at 1:00 p.m. Rabbi Charles Rubovits officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the Salvation Army, the Spanish Community Center or the Forest Park Community Center would be appreciated. For information: 815-741-5500 or

Published in The Herald-News on Aug. 28, 2013
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