Mitchell Stern Block was born on May 31, 1953 in Dallas, Texas and died suddenly on January 19, 2017. He blessed the world with his twins Allen Edward and Whitney Michelle Block, whom he lovingly parented alongside his wife of 33 years Sara Whitney Block from Portland, Texas.
Mitch is also survived by his mother Phyllis Katz Harp of Corpus Christi, Texas and brothers David, Scott (Debbie), Peter (Suzanne), and Adam Block. He enjoyed growing up with his cousins Harris, Gary and Amy Block. He was beloved "Uncle Mitch" to twenty-four nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Dr. Richard E. Block, brothers Jeffrey and Douglas Block and sister Becky Block Cummins.
After receiving his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from Southern Methodist University, Mitch became a nationally renowned and respected real estate attorney. Whether as a Boy Scout leader, HOA President or Westlake Band Parent, he enthusiastically supported his children and community.
A wonderfully amiable nature was his great gift in life. Non-judgmental and accepting of all, his favorite saying was, "everyone is everywhere." He truly was a friend to all.
Memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin.
In lieu of flowers, send, if you wish, a donation to Mitch's favorite radio station, KUT and KUTX. One-time donations may be made at kut.org or kutx.org and by clicking the "Donate" button on either home page.