Robert J. Block

Robert J. Block, age 68 of Chesterton, IN passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in Valparaiso, IN. He was born July 25, 1945 in Michigan City, IN to Robert R. and Catherine M (Shermak) Block. Robert was married on March 30, 1968 to Darla McCorkel, who survives of Chesterton, IN. He is also survived by mother, Catherine Block; son, James (Dawn) Block of Wayzata, MN; daughter, Tricia (James) Riddle of Quakertown, PA; grandchildren: Andrew and Elise Block, and Justin and Sarah Riddle; and sisters: Judith Avery and Barbara Shreve. Preceded in death by his father, Robert Block. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from the steel mills as an Industrial Engineer. After his retirement, Robert was a Math Instructor at Ivy Tech and worked for Westchester Public Library in the Serials Department. He was a member of the stamp club in Michigan City, IN, served on the Chesterton Adult Learning Center Board, and the Jackson Township Advisory Board for many years. He enjoyed gardening, bird watching, fishing, reading, cooking and playing with his grandchildren. Robert enjoyed living life to the fullest and appreciated good conversation. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN with Pastor Michael Eddy officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, January 3, 2014 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at: www.EE-FH.com


Funeral Home

Edmonds & Evans Funeral Homes
517 Broadway Chesterton, IN 46304
(219) 926-1330

Published in The Times from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2014