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Howard Marc Block

BLOCK: Howard Marc Block, peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with brain cancer. Beloved husband of Loren (Pretter) Block. Loving father of Gregory, Melissa, Emily and Erica. Son of Diane and the late Gilbert Block. Brother of Susan (Robert) Fishman and the late Steven Block. Survived by many beloved family and friends. Howard grew up in Squirrel Hill, graduated from Taylor Allderdice and went on to earn his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. He then went on to earn a Ph.D. in education policy and analysis from Stanford University. Howard spent years as an equity analyst, business owner, and consultant in the education space. He was a devoted Jew, baseball player and Steelers fan. His proudest accomplishments were his wife and children, who he loved dearly and who he made the center of his world. Contributions in Howard’s memory may be made to UCSF Brain Tumor Center, UCSF Dept. of Neuro-Oncology c/o Dr. Bush, JFCS Holocaust Center Northern California, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. PJC

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