Michael Burton Block

January 2, 1946 - April 14, 2020


Kneseth Israel Cemetery
1648 167th Street
Hammond, Indiana 46324

Michael Burton Block, age 74. Beloved husband of Bari (nee Shapiro). Loving father of Jamie (Steven) Mayer and Lori Rose. Cherished Papa of Talia, Maxwell, and Elliana Mayer. Devoted son of the late Henry and Pearl Block. Dear brother of the late Sandra Block Strick. Private graveside service will be held Thursday, April 16, 2020.Continue Reading

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Joan Bollaert left a message on April 21, 2020:
In memory of Michael Burton Block, Joan Bollaert lit a candle
Joan Bollaert left a message on April 21, 2020:
My heart aches for your family. Prayers will continue for strength during this sad time. God bless all of you.
Bruce Wittert left a message on April 17, 2020:
Words cannot express our sorrow of the passing of Mike. Seeing him and Bari was always a highlight of our going to the family picnics.He was such a sweet and loving man. Bruce and Kiki wittert
Susie Beslow left a message on April 16, 2020:
Dear Cousins, I am so sorry about Michael's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Since we were young we always had fun at our cousin club picnics. Gone from our sight but never from our Susie
Susan Anne Mandell left a message on April 16, 2020:
I've been a "Big Sister," & known Bari's youngest sister, Susie, since elementary grade school. My heart & soul are with all of you & your loved ones. Bari, your loving husband, Michael, adoring father, & passionate grandfather/ great grandfather, is one of God's as angels & will be remembered by everyone who has been touched by his family! I'm going to light a candle of remembrance for Michael tonight!
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Jim and Cheryl Riga left a message on April 16, 2020:
We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. It's heartbreaking loosing a parent. Thinking about you and your family at this very difficult time. Your dad sounds like he was a special man. Love Jim and Cheryl
Bea Kaplan left a message on April 16, 2020:
So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. I was told that he was sick with Covid-19 and had keeping him in my prayers for his recovery.May your family help each other during this difficult time. Your memories of him put a smile on your face.
Joyce Becker Lee left a message on April 16, 2020:
Dear Bari, Jamie and Lori--I wish I could be with you to offer condolences in person. I can only wish that your happy memories (of which there are surely uncountable numbers) of Michael and your life together can sustain you at this terrible time. He was a lovely, funny, genuine man, and will be missed by so many, including me!
Roberta Star left a message on April 16, 2020:
I know your beautiful memories and loving family will give you strength during these difficult days. Please know that I am thinking of you and sending prayers for comfort and peace. With deepest sympathy, Roberta Star
Susan Block Hinshaw left a message on April 16, 2020:
I am so sad at the passing of Michael. He was such a kind, warm and loving man. I will never forget when he stopped by my parents’ home when I was 16. He drove over in a yellow convertible and let me drive it. I was so excited and while it’s been over 40 years, I have never forgotten his kindness. My thoughts are with all of you, the women he loved most in the world.♥️
Vince and Alison Wardein left a message on April 16, 2020:
Jamie and family - While you hold the sorrow that your dad’s time here on earth is done - look back and remember his life and your time together. One day you will all be together where time has no end.
Alyce Dreier Kushner left a message on April 16, 2020:
We are so saddened by your lose. We wish you strength in this most difficult time for your family and all your loved ones. May Michaels memory forever be etched in your heart. The Dreier’s and the Kushner’s ❤️
Judy & Rich Lieb left a message on April 16, 2020:
Our deepest condolences go out to all of you. Bari, Lori, Jamie and family (along with everyone else), we continue to grieve with you. We wish you much love and strength to carry on during this most difficult time and beyond. Cherish all the good memories.
Lisa Korol left a message on April 16, 2020:
Dear Bari, Lori, and Jamie and families, We are so sorry for this tragic loss! Michael was a wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather, cousin , and friend! Sending you all healing thoughts and prayers! Much Love, Lisa and Steve Korol
Marcia Simmons left a message on April 16, 2020:
We send our deepest condolences to you on your profound loss. We go back many years with Mike to South Shore High & many car shows in recent years . For the last few years I have enjoyed daily communication with Mike playing ‘Words With Friends’ ( he won most games ). He will be greatly missed ! May his memory be for a blessing & may he Rest In Peace . Fondly , Marcia ( Immergluck) & Mickey Simmons
Pauline(Spencer) brown left a message on April 16, 2020:
I have know Mr block since I was 5 years old he was a great friend loving husband father and grandfather he will be missed prayers to the family
Carlene and Kathy left a message on April 16, 2020:
Jamie and family, We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. we grieve with you at this sad time. love and Prayers. Carlene and Kathy and Gary
Jada and Russ left a message on April 16, 2020:
Sending our prayers and condolences during this time. Wishing you all peace and strength.
Rich and Penny Block left a message on April 16, 2020:
Bari and everyone, our prayers and love are with you all.
Jeanne Dominik left a message on April 15, 2020:
Dear Bari, I am so sorry for you and your family. My father just died on Sunday of heart failure, and I am finding grieving extra hard because we can’t gather with family and friends to celebrate a loved one’s life. I’m sure your feeling the same way. I hope you can find peace through the love of your daughters and grandchildren. Jeanne Dominik
Kish Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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