William H. (Bill) Block, 81, of Charlevoix/Norwood passed away peacefully on April 3, 2019. Bill was born in Detroit to William and Louise Block and grew up in Detroit. He later attended Wayne State University where he received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in education and furthered his education by taking doctoral classes at WSU.
Bill served in the Warren Consolidated School District for most of his career both as an elementary school science teacher and as school principal. He also served as the President of the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principal’s Association.
After retirement, Bill moved north and enjoyed a rich retirement life. His varied interests included fishing and hunting, gardening, wood carving - particularly award winning duck decoys, scuba diving, camping, and traveling. He was an excellent cook, hosting many gourmet dinners for friends and family.
Bill served several for years as the Zoning Administrator of Norwood Township and as Ranger at Charlevoix Golf Club and is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Bill is survived by his three children: John (Annette) of Traverse City, Robert (Susan) of Cumming, GA, and Jennifer (Mouhib) of Rochester Hills Grandchildren: Veronica (Brooks), Alex, Jacob, Daphne, Emma, Luke, Harrison and Rachel. Brothers; Roger (Joan) of Brooklyn, MI and Kenneth (Cecile) of Farmington Hills and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Charlevoix at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends from 11:30 am until the time of service.
The family wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude to the staff at American House for their kindness and care. If you wish to make a memorial gift in Bill’s name, please make them to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements have been handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
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