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“Marina,I am sorry for your lost. I would of been at the service, however mom passed on 06/10/2017 and her service was on 06/16/2017. They are...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“At SPAWAR I knew Fred and respected him both professionally and personally. Fred was a very dedicated engineer. I am sorry I didn't know him better. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Jerry Koenig - Charleston, SC

“My condolences to the Block family. I didn't know Mr. Block as long as others as I came to NISE East in 1994. Fred, as a Department Head, was...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Sam Bradford - Charleston, NC

“My dear MarinaI was so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. I never had an opportunity to meet him but I understand that he was a very special person. My...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Fredelle Moyer Ben-Avi

“We just found of Fred"s passing and he leaves a void in this world. He was always considerate and thoughtful of all those he knew and beyond. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: James & Claudette LINDER - SC

“Marina: I was so sorry to read about Fred's death. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. Charlie Williams ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: charles wlliams - mount pleasant, SC

“Fred was a true gentleman and a pleasure to work with at SPAWAR. I admired his integrity and sense of fairness. May God bless Fred's family during...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Jim Hodges - Edenton, NC

“As the Director of Community Engagement for Charleston Animal Society I speak on behalf of the staff and animals in our care. We are eternally...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Kay Hyman - North Charleston, SC

“Fred was a smart and personable individual, and it was a great pleasure to have him as a friend. I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing, and I...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Kappler - Summerville, SC

“It never ceases to amaze me just how lucky I was to have been hired by Fred Block. I had no reason to expect such a painstaking mentor, even less so...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. From the first day that I met Fred in 1974, he became a mentor and great friend. He had such a huge...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Carl Reeves - MONCKS CORNER, SC

“I was so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. He hired me in 1980 and I worked for and with him for many years. He was a great boss and a good friend...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Georgia Lack - SC

“It was a privilege to know and work with Fred. He lived his life in distinction, committed to those he loved and the country he served. I learned...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Michael Watt - Atlanta, GA

“My heart is saddened today to hear of Fred's passing. He was one of the first people I met at SRC 18 years ago during my initial interviews. I was...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Shannon Bishop - Tampa, FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Block family. Fred was a great man and will be missed by many. It was a pleasure to work for him at SRC. I...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Kerri Brown - Summerville, SC

“It is hard for me to express my feelings upon hearing of the passing of my very good friend and coworker Fred. As I reflect upon the memories I have...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Johnson Lewis - Summerville, SC

“My sincere sympathies to the family. Fred was a highly respected, well-loved co-worker. He had a great sense of humor and I loved his leadership...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Carole Moore - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Very sorry to hear about Fred's passing. My condolences to Marina, Freddy, Susan Rebecca and the rest of the Block family. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Richard Gottlieb - New York, NY

“Mike and I were sadden to hear of Fred's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. While at SRC Fred often...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Mike and Pam Shafer - Charleston, SC


Frederick Joseph Block, III, 77, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Marina Gionis Block, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The family will receive friends Friday, June 15, 2017 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday in Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens.

Fred was born January 29, 1940 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Frederick Joseph Block, Jr., and Thelma Cordes Block. He was a graduate of The University of Florida with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, and received his Master's in Management from Webster University. Fred was retired from SPAWAR as the Director of Fleet and Shore Systems Engineering. Following retirement, he was the General Manager of Scientific Research Corporation (SRC).Fred traveled to over 40 countries for work and for fun with his family. He returned from every trip with a story and a friend.
He enjoyed spending time in his garden, ensuring that no weed or leaf was left untouched. Fred was a friend to all animals but especially to dogs. Fists full of ham or not, his dogs were as devoted to him as he was to them.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marina Block of Charleston, SC; two daughters, Rebecca B. Richman (Adam) of Charlotte, NC, Susan B. Fulmer (Alex) of Columbia, SC; son, Frederick J. Block, IV of Chelmsford, MA; brother, Ronald E. Block of Miami, FL; three grandchildren, Zachary Joseph Richman, Brynn Elizabeth Richman, Emmett Maxwell Fulmer; nieces, Alison B. Martinez of Alexandria, VA, Kristin M. Block of San Jose, CA; and extended family.

Memorials may be made to the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road North Charleston, SC 29406.

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