Henry Bloch, who with his brother founded the international tax service giant H&R Block, has died at 96. Bloch, a US philanthropist who contributed to Jewish causes, among others, died yesterday surrounded by his family, according to a memorial site. Block returned to Kansas City from World War II at 24 a decorated veteran of the Army Air Corps, having flown 32 missions as a navigator, most over Germany. It lists seven areas of focus, including “organizations that advance social and economic justice issues in the Jewish community.” Among its beneficiaries are the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, the American Jewish Committee, Jewish Family Services and the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City. Tom Watson, a top pro golfer, quit the club and rejoined only when the club extended membership to Bloch.
Source: Ethiopian News April 24, 2019 12:16 UTC