Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Block-Lassen, Joann Milton Joann Lassen

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Block-Lassen, Joann Milton Joann Lassen

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Block-Lassen, Joann MiltonJoann Lassen, a.k.a. Joanie Block, peacefully passed this morning, having tucked her passport in her purse an hour earlier. Daughter of Harry and Minna Milton: Sister of Jean Schneider, Louise Schwab and David Milton: Wife of Edward Block (r.i.p. 1980) and Kurt Lassen (r.i.p. 1986): Mother of Rosalinde, Daniel, Robert and Sarah Block: Grandmother of Joseph O'Rourke, Jonathan and Emma Block, Francesca Frullini and Mimi Block. A brilliant artist, musician and writer, Mom's amazing gene pool has spawned talent for generations to come. Mom was active in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, served in the National Council of Jewish Women, was a member of The Pioneersone of St. Louis's leading academic organizations, as well as helping our father run Block Book Company and Block Art Gallery. …

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