Gilbert Morton Block
September 12, 2019

Visitation Information

September 15 2019 - 1:00 pm
Friends may meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, 15232

Funeral Information

September 15 2019 - 2:00 pm
Beth Shalom Cemetery, 1501 Anderson Road, Pittsburgh (Shaler Township) 15209

Shiva will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Fox Chapel Mews, 300 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 from 4 to 8 PM.

BLOCK, GILBERT MORTON: On Thursday, September 12, 2019 of Naples, FL, born in Pittsburgh. Beloved husband of Diane Berkowitz Block. Cherished father of Susan and Dr. Robert Fishman, Dr. Howard and Loren Block and the late Steven (surviving spouse Kristie) Block. Son of the late Sigmund and Lena Block. Brother of the late Sidney, Bernard and Gerald Block. Adoring grandfather of Logan and Kelsey (Andrew Zenger) Block, Arielle, Alec and Chloe Fishman, Gregory, Melissa, Erica and Emily Block. Gilbert was a merchant in McKees Rocks and Homestead and then became a financial advisor for Paine Webber for twenty years. He was active in the Jewish Federation of Naples where he was a Vice President. He was a Commander of the Jewish War Veterans Post 202 for ten years and a docent at the Holocaust Museum for many years when he and his wife of 63 years retired and moved to Naples, FL in 2000. Friends may meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday at 1 PM and then proceed to Beth Shalom Cemetery for 2 PM Graveside Services. Contributions may be made to Chabad of Naples, 1789 Mandarin Road, Naples, FL 34102 or Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 4760 Tamiami Trail, N. Naples, FL 34103 or Jewish Federation of Collier County, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #2201, Naples, FL 34109 or Jewish War Veterans, Post 202, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #2201, Naples, FL 34109.


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Very sorry to hear about Gil. Found out this morning or I would have attended. Hope you are well Diane

By Earl Aussenberg - September 16, 2019

I’m so sad to hear about Gilbert Please accept my sincere condolences There are only a few of us Tau Sig guys Left. I’m sure Sonny will call a meeting When the rest of us arrive

By David Rose - September 13, 2019

Our deep condolences. Many wonderful memories, especially the Steeler games. We’ll be out of town for the funeral but our thoughts will be with you

By Jack & Mimi Halpern - September 12, 2019