The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

May 18, 2013

Charles E. Block Sr.


The Tribune-Democrat

BLACKLICK TOWNSHIP — BLOCK – Charles E. Sr., 75, Blacklick Township, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at his residence.  Born Dec. 1, 1937, in Johnstown,  son of the late Henry S. and Elizabeth M. (Ankney) Block.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Bridget Gustkey; brother, Myles Block; and sister, Venetta Block. He is survived by his wife, Marion (Rutter); six children, Marsha (Joel) Gustkey, South Fork; Pamela Crawford, Ebensburg; Mary (David) Mastrine, Colver; Charles Block Jr., Colver; Peggy Block, at home; and Alberta (Steve) Harriger, Vintondale; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild due in August. He also is survived by his sister, Kay, and five brothers, Henry, Clyde, Joseph, Martin and Francis Block; and his buddy, Fritz. He was retired from Bethlehem Steel and was a retired Army veteran. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Bowser-Ondriezek Funeral Home, Nanty Glo, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Clayton Harriger officiating.  Interment to follow in the John Edwards Cemetery, Belsano. Graveside military rites will be conducted by local veterans’ organizations.


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