Marvin W. Block

December 25, 1925 - July 08, 2018

Marvin W. Block

December 25, 1925 - July 08, 2018

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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.

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Obituary for Marvin W. Block

Marvin W. Block, age 92, WWII US Army Veteran, beloved husband for 67 years to Marian, nee Ries. Loving father of Cynthia (Alan) Szymanski and Andrew (Linda) Block. Cherished grandfather of Paul (Amanda) Szymanski, April Szymanski, Anne (John) Robinson; Melanie and Carl Block. Dearest great-grandfather of Logan and Alexa. Dear brother of Gladys Block and the late Dolores Von Gruenigen. Retired in 1994 from Tinley Park High School after 32 years of service.

Visitation Wednesday, July 11, 2108 3-8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Lying in State Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church 6850 W. 159th St., Tinley Park, IL 60477 from 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Interment Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran School are appreciated. Express your thoughts and condolences at colonialchapel.com 708-532-5400

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