Bruce Lawrence Block

bruce block

August 4, 1929 ~ February 7, 2018

Born in: Elyria, OH
Resided in: Atlanta, GA

Bruce Lawrence Block passed away peacefully February 7 at the Fountainview Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and is now in the company of his loving wife, Sunny.
He was born on August 4, 1929 in Lorain, Ohio to Henry and Lois Block. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1947. He married Sonia (Sunny) Mary Chemrov in 1951 and they had 6 wonderful daughters. Bruce worked hard to support his large family while he earned a degree in Data Processing from Lorain County Community College in 1971. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, Bruce worked at the Lorain Steel Mill until a lengthy labor strike. He moved to the Ford Motor Company and became a foreman in charge of production scheduling until his retirement in 1988. He was a long-standing member of the United Methodist Church and was proud to join with other Lorain-area Methodists in the formation of Lorain Lighthouse Methodist Church. He and Sunny enjoyed traveling extensively, especially to participate in Mensa International meetings and events for the National Association of Parliamentarians. Bruce always loved Lawn Bowling at Lakeview Park in Lorain. He finally succumbed to a long but valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by his 6 daughters: Ruth [Andrew] Yavornitzky, Jill [Arthur] Counts, Beth [Glen] Boone, Terri Prochazka, Gwen [Alex] Cook, and Joy Block, along with 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Lorain Lighthouse Methodist Church on April 21, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lorain Lighthouse Methodist Church, 3015 Meister Road, Lorain, Oh 44053 or Fountainview-The Fourth Street Foundation, 2631 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.

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  1. Dennis says:

    sunny sorry to hear the passing of bruce I worked with your husband at ford plant and bruce worked with my dad lenny spigiel. may he rest in peace.

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