Paul Robert Block, 56, of Livermore, Colorado, formerly of Rochester, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 26, 1962 to Russell Block and Joanne Zeitler (Jefferis). Shortly after beginning college he moved to Colorado where he lived for 36 years. He completed his degree with Colorado State University and continued to work for the University as an ecologist for 33 years. Paul loved snowmobiling and enjoyed his time riding with his friends at Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Paul is survived by his mother, Joanne; sister, Karen (Charlie) Winans; brother, Richard Block; and nieces and nephews, Alex, Kevin, Kellie and Kyle. He is preceded in death by his father, Russell; brother, Chris; and sister, Renee. A private family service will be held at a later date. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service, St. Charles, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Although I retired from CSU/CEMML 14 years ago, I remember completing employment form for Paul as well as lots and lots of travel forms. We enjoyed many good conversations over the years and his smiling face is greatly missed. Mary Huwa
Paul doing LCTA plot in Missouri
Me being an "office guy" and Paul being a "field guy", I looked forward to his field season stories to let me mentally escape the office, if only for a minute or two. He told some which caused me to laugh out loud. I especially remember enjoying the ones talking about attempting to fight off the chiggers in the south. We worked together for 15 years, and he was someone I sure looked forward to seeing.
So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. What I remember from school is that he had a gentle smile and was quiet. Hold your memories close in your heart. Janell (Fix) and Orv Dahl
Paul was a valued colleague of mine for many years while working at Colorado State University in the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. Paul was a diligent and masterful "field worker" - meaning that this was his chosen place to be - in the field - and he was very good at it ! Paul could always be counted on to get the job done. His legacy is the many students and others that he trained in the field and the valuable surveys and assessments that he made on military lands. Well done. Rest in Peace.
Dr. William Doe (LTC, U.S. Army, Retired) - former colleague at CSU
We fondly remember meeting Paul nearly 20 years ago when we were both building our homes here in Glacier View Meadows. We would share meals in our little camping trailer on days when we were up here working and Paul was living on his property next door building his new log home. We commiserated with each other and celebrated successes. He was amazing and ingenious figuring ways to hoist logs and doing what needed to be done by himself seldom asking for any help. We will miss him greatly.
Tammie and Gary Miller
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