Richard Block, 71


FLORIDA – Richard A. Block, born in Providence, Rhode Island, on Nov. 13, 1945, died Feb. 6.

Richard served in the US Army USAR PVT  E-2 (P) in Vietnam. A resident of Florida since 1996, he worked for GTE/Verizon for 10 years as a financial analyst prior to retiring in 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Stella Block, and his niece, Jennifer Rotondi. Many loving family members survive Richard, his wife of 16 years, Sandra Block; children, Adam (Miwa) Block, Jason (Jerilyn) Block, Cheryl (Michael) Spielberger and Kristen (David) Peninger.  Grandchildren, Jacob Block, Jacob and Julia Spielberger, Courtney Sweat and Breanna Peninger; Sister Susan (David) Epstein; sister-in-law, Kelly Moran and brother-in-law, Michael Moran. Nieces, and nephews Jay (Jackie Epstein), Richard Epstein and Deborah Epstein; great-nieces and nephews, Ethan, Emma, Robbie, Jacob, Caitlyn, and Hannah Epstein.

Donations in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society and/or LifePath Hospice, Central Hillsborough, Florida.