Nicholas Maro Block

September 20, 1926January 29, 2014
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With great sorrow our family shares the loss of Nicholas Maro Block II. Born in Savannah, Georgia and proudly named in honor of his late grandfather, Nicholas Maro Block who was “the greatest influence in my life as a young man.” He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Maro Block and Elizabeth Fulton Block.

Mr. Block attended Lanier High School and Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, Virginia. He was honored to proudly serve his country in the United States Navy. His beloved grandfather and family were the owners of The Dempsey Hotel from 1913-1977. Later in life Mr. Block would become the owner and president of The Dempsey Hotel from 1964 – 1977. He was President of the Block Corporation and invested in, and developed real estate in Macon and the surrounding area. He was extremely successful as a private financial investor. Mr. Block had the honor of serving as the President and board member of the Georgia Hotel Association and was a past member of the Kiwanis Club, the Elks Lodge and Idle Hour Country Club.

As family and friends share and cherish memories of Nick Block we love and celebrate; a man with a beautiful smile and great sense of humor; a man who was an awesome story teller with a remarkable memory of history and his lifetime memories of Macon, friends and family; a man who loved animals and a man who truly loved his family in which he often stated ‘he loved his daughters more than life itself.’

Mr. Block is survived by his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Patricia Hawkins Block and loving daughters, Elizabeth Block Odom (Richard) and Katherine Block Bennett (Grant) and four grandchildren Nicholas Bennett, Whitney Woodard, Garrett Bennett and Ansley Woodard.

The entire family would like to sincerely thank the families and friends who have encouraged the family and supported them during his illness. Each of you is special and your kind words and encouragement are greatly appreciated.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or the pet adoption center of your choice. Visitation will be from 2:30 until 4:30 pm Sunday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. The family has requested private services with Rev. Ron Holland officiating.

Visit to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.


  • Private Gravesidie Sunday, February 2, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, February 2, 2014

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Susan (Block) Reiner

May 12, 2014

hi Kathy and Beth- I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad- I remember visiting you with my dad years ago in Macon. I lost my dad a year and a half ago. Nothing can replace the love of a good father. I send you heartfelt wishes that you feel supported through your mourning process.
From your cousin Susan

February 7, 2014

Kathy and Beth,
I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Donna Argo-Lumpkin

February 3, 2014

Kathy and Beth, So sorry to hear the news. I remember the fun times at your parents' home and being able to tell, just by being there, that there was much love and respect in your family. Prayers and love to you while you mend.
Leslie Bowen Bean

February 3, 2014

Pat,Kathy, Beth & family. You are a beautiful and warm family. It was always no secret that you three girls were the love of Nick's life. So many years of a special friendship that Claude and I have shared with you. I will be here for you. Love, Kay

Susan Jennings

February 2, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss, Kathy. Looking at the pictures of your daddy made it obvious to me what a wonderful man he was. My love and thoughts are with you and your family.

Vicki Forehand Mills

February 1, 2014

Beth and Kathy: I am sorry for your loss. I know you will both always cherish the memories you have with your Dad. I only met him once, and he was a true gentleman. Peaceful prayers.

Debbie Ashburn

February 1, 2014

You honored your obviously loved Daddy, Grandaddy , Father in law and Husband with beautiful pictures, and an absolute heartfelt obituary about his life !! There was so much love exchanged between all of you! There is no doubt he knew he was loved !! God Bless you thru this loss , tomorrow and always! I love each and every one of you! My prayers are sent!! Love , Debbie

January 31, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. God's Blessings on you and your family,

With Our Deepest Sympathy.
Buck & Barbara Smith

American Heart Association

January 31, 2014

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Ralph and Lucy Bennett

January 30, 2014

Sending our love and prayers for the family at this very sad time. Nick was a great guy and we are thankful to have known him.