Chet Block

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    - Shelley Kaplan-Abrams
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    - Joan Dwyer Psarros
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    - Ronny Sydney
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    - Deborah "Debbie" Paulhus

Chet Block of Brookline on April 13, 2013, passed peacefully surrounded by loving family. Son of the late John & Rose (Sharadsky) and brother of the late Al Block and cherished brother-in-law of the late Fran (Spitzer) Block. Devoted uncle to Andrea Star and Bob Greenberg, Joni Block and Cliff Shatz, Bobbie Block and the late Michael Hartmann. Adored great uncle to Rachel Star, Alexandra Star, and the late Rose Block Shatz. Chet was quite fond of his four-legged nephews; Ralph, Cookie, and Bert. Chet was uncle to many and friend to all. Chet had a wonderful life traveling to over 200 countries and guiding thousands of others to appreciate the wonders of the world. Chet was born in Worcester on November 25, 1933, grew up in Boston, lived in many places throughout the world and called Brookline his home. He was proud of his affiliations with, and leadership in, many organizations including the Rotary Club of Brookline since 1967 where he held several positions, AHEPA-Athens Chapter 24, George K. Menichios Post 324 of the American Legion where he served as Commander for five years, Masons, Shriners, Franklin Field Association, Hebrew Rehabilitation Men's Club, Men's Association of New England Sinai Hospital. Chet served in the Navy-Marines during the Korean War and was proud to be a Veteran. Graveside service was held Sunday, April 21 at 11:45 in Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Chet's memory to Rosie's Rafikis, Inc., P.O. Box 210, Foxboro, MA 02035 or the . Brezniak-Rodman Chapel,

Published in The Brookline Tab from Apr. 18 to Apr. 25, 2013
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