Stanley L. Block

Stanley L. Block

Stanley L. Block, a prominent Cincinnati psychoanalyst and hospital administrator died in Los Angeles on April 9, 2020. He was 96. Block was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1923 to Julius Block, a regional manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Sylvia Davis Block, a homemaker. 

Stanley Block graduated Cum Laude from Walnut Hills High School in 1941. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and graduated with an M.D. degree in 1947. As a psychiatrist and later a psychoanalyst, he opened a private practice in 1957 which continued until 1989.

Between 1953-1987 he was an instructor and later a professor at the University of Cincinnati’s Psychiatric Clinic and College of Medicine. He also taught at Hebrew Union College and the Jewish Institute of Religion. 

Block was the director of the Department of Psychiatry at Jewish Hospital from 1967-1977 and then became their Vice President of Medical Affairs from 1977-1989. He also performed community service for The Jewish Home for the Aged, Jewish Family Services, Rockdale Temple and many other municipal organizations. 

Stanley Block is survived by Helene his wife of 72 years, their sons Bruce and David, daughter-in-law Effie and grand children Calder and Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Stanley Block’s name to the University of Cincinnati’s Winkler Center For The History of the Health Professionals or the Walnut Hills High School Alumni Association.