Economic analyst Bloch dies

22 Sep, 2014 - 02:09 0 Views
Economic analyst Bloch dies Dr Eric Bloch

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Dr Eric Bloch

Dr Eric Bloch

Bulawayo Bureau
Prominent economic commentator Dr Eric Bloch has died. He was 75. A chartered accountant by profession, Dr Bloch died on Saturday evening at his house in Kumalo.
Family spokesperson and son, Mark, said his father had been ill for some time. “Since my mother passed away a couple of years ago, his health has slowly been going down. In December last year he was very ill and he collapsed.

“From that time he never fully recovered and had pneumonia and chest pains; he became thin and frail and lost almost 30 kilogrammes of his weight,” said Mark in an interview yesterday.

Dr Bloch’s wife, Baileh, succumbed to a heart attack in July 2011.
He was born on April 2, 1939 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and migrated to Bulawayo with his parents when he was a child.

Dr Bloch is survived by four children – Raphi, Mark, Barry, Ruth – and 10 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the Jewish Cemetery, Donovan Street in North End, Bulawayo, on Wednesday at 10am.

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