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Herbert Alan Block

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Block Herbert Alan Block, age 67, born, January 12, 1950 in Columbus, OH, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the 4th day of Tamuz 5777. He is survived by his son, Yosef Merves; beloved mother, Gloria Wasserstrom Levy Thomas; brother, Barry Block; step brothers, Fred and William Levy; many cousins, extended family and friends. Preceded in death by his fathers Arthur Block, Sam Levy and Kurt Ticho Thomas, grandparents Joseph and Rose Wasserstrom, uncle and aunt Harold and Bernice Wasserstrom. Herb or Herbie was a member of Congregation Torat Emet and was dedicated to Judaism and the people of Israel. He was a loving son, brother, father, cousin and friend to many. Graduated from The Ohio State University in Accounting and worked for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, in real estate and in management before coming back to Columbus. He was a selfless unconditional caregiver to his mother and family. His wry sense of humor, and special kindness permeated all his endeavors and mitzvot. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 29 at New Beth Jacob Cemetery, 2565 Performance Way. Shiva will be observed on Thursday immediately following the service at Wexner Heritage House, on Friday and Sunday at Creekside at the Village, Apt. 401 from 2-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donation are preferred to Congregation Torat Emet www.toratemet.org or www.diabetes.org. Online guestbook at www.epsteinmemorial.com

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 29, 2017
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