Diane Berkowitz Block
March 14, 2023

Visitation Information

March 20 2023 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

Funeral Information

March 20 2023 - 2:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

DIANE BERKOWITZ BLOCK: On Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Born in Pittsburgh, PA. She was the beloved wife of the late Gilbert Block for 63 beautiful years. Diane was the cherished mother of Susan and Dr. Robert Fishman, the late Dr. Howard (Loren) Block and the late Steven (Kristie) Block. She was the beloved daughter of the late Isadore and Mildred Berkowitz. She had nine grandchildren that she adored, Logan and Kelsey Block, Arielle, Alec and Chloe Fishman and Gregory, Melissa, Erica and Emily Block. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with an undergraduate degree in education and completed her Master's in Library Science. Diane taught in the Pittsburgh Public Schools for 30 years. Diane and Gilbert retired to Naples, FL in 2000 where she was very active in the Jewish community, volunteering with Hadassah, Brandeis, the Holocaust Museum and the Jewish Community Federation. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 2 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (1 PM - 2 PM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Hadassah, Women's Zionist Organization of America (Hadassah.org). www.schugar.com


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I want to express my sympathy to the Block family on the passing of Diane who I remember when I was very young. Our Mothers we're good friends and her Father, Isadore, was a very nice gentleman. We lived one block from each other in Squirrel Hill.9

By Richard Gordon - April 07, 2023

we were newlyweds on PhillipsAve 1956 RIP Diane,

By judy hampton - April 01, 2023