Theodore Spring Block
- July 11, 1930 - July 20, 2012
- Williamsburg, Virginia
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“Dear Joanne & Family I was sadened to learn of Ted's passing. He was one of my favorate supervisors at Ft. Monmouth as well as a good friend. My...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jack Sterling - Freehold, NJ
“Joann and family,
We were sad to hear today (our daughter Bobbie called with the sad news0 of Ted's passing.Were unaware he was ill and we no...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Bill & Barbara Thorpe - Lincroft, NJ
“I am saddened to hear about Ted's death, he was one of the best customers we've ever had. We received a card and a nice tip for the person who...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Will Melton - Williamsburg, VA
“"The Col." was the best friend and neighbor our family could ever have.
We still miss the Blocks, and they moved to Va many years ago,What a great...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: The Bhatiya family - NJ
“TO JOANNE AND FAMILY,
A VERY NICE ARTICLE IN OUR NEWSPAPER ABOUT TED AND HIS PICTURE. SO SORRY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. WE DID NOT REALIZE YOU...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: VANCE HALL AND MARLENE BEEM HALL - WA
“One of the few uses I have anymore for the Yakima Herald Republic is to read the Obits each morning. It was a shock this morning to see Ted's name...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Lynn Kent Buchanan - Yakima, WA
“So very Sorry to ead of Ted's passing. We were long time members of the ECOM staff at Ft Monmouth and shared many memorable experiences.
Please...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Col and Mrs Hal D Evans - NJ
Colonel Theodore Spring Block (USA, Ret), 82, of Williamsburg, passed away on July 20, 2012. He was preceded in death by his son, Captain Theodore S. Block, Jr. (USA, Ret) and his parents, Harvey T. Block and Gladys S. Block.
Ted was a graduate of Yakima High School, Yakima, WA; received both bachelor and masters degrees from Washington State University; and graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College.
Ted retired from the U.S. Army after serving 30 years as a Signal Corps Officer. He served in numerous assignments in the United States and overseas in Korea, Vietnam, Italy and Belgium. He retired from the Army in August 1982 after serving in his last post as the Director of Procurement and Production for the Army Communications-Electronic Command at Fort Monmouth, NJ.
Ted was a member of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. He was active civically, being the past president of the Red Bank, NJ Kiwanis Club, served as an elder in various churches, and was a long-time volunteer fireman in Washington State and New Jersey.
Ted is survived by his wife, Joanne Oliver Block; brother, Dr. John H. Block and sister-in-law, Alice M. Block; son, Colonel Gregory O. Block (USA, Ret) and his wife, Maureen D. Block; two daughters, Kathleen A. B. Pearsall and her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert H. Pearsall, Jr. (USA, Ret) and Jacqueline B. Sellers and her husband, Richard L. Sellers; and eight grandchildren, Jennifer L. Pearsall, Captain Gilbert H. Pearsall III, First Lieutenant Robert C. Pearsall, Colin O. Block, Gordon G. Block, Suzanne F. Sellers, Matthew W. Sellers and Christine D. Sellers.
A memorial service will be held at Patriots Colony in Williamsburg on Friday, July 27 at 10 AM. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com.