Leonard Bock, a lifelong Atlantan, was born Feb. 23, 1927 and died July 27, 2020. He was an astute businessman who often mentored others, and an avid family man who emphasized the importance of staying connected.
Leonard and Barbara met as teenagers when she was visiting from Chicago and were married for 72 years. They were part of a dedicated group of lifelong friends: the men met as boys and always remained close, and the women joined in as they married. Leonard was part of a large Atlanta family of many cousins, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. He taught us all to value and maintain family ties. He had a strong sense of ethics and a loyal devotion to family and friends. The extended Bock family still gathers every summer at Leonard and Barbara’s lake house.
Leonard’s parents were Josephine and Victor Bock, and he had a sister, Sylvia Mae Bock Isikoff. Leonard is survived by his wife Barbara Rose Bernstein Bock; four children Naomi Bock (David Williamson), Ruby Bock (Barry Rhodes), David (Debi) Bock, and Richard (Sheri) Bock; grandchildren Aaron Bock (Sandy Rothbard), Jacob (Jessica) Bock; and great-grandchildren Elijah and Josephine, Joanna Bove, Marty and Zoey Bock, Leah Bove, Sarah Bock and Billy Massengale, Victor Bock, Will Rhodes, Hannah Bock and Daniel Habif, and Elli Bock.
May his memory be for a blessing.