Rita Block Cohen, 91, formerly of Springfield, died June 19 in Boca Raton Florida. She was predeceased by her husbands, Erwin Block and Sam Cohen. Born in Brooklyn N.Y., she was the daughter of Irving and Hilda Schaffer. She attended the New York School of Interior Design. After working with Erwin in the family business, Enco Supply, she became an interior decorator, working in Springfield and Longmeadow. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Gary and Ellen Block, Robert and Terri Block, and Jodi and Ron Eckman; five grandchildren, Erica Eckman and her husband, Dan O’Brien, Melissa Metrano and her husband, Harry, Jeremy Block and his wife, Colleen, and Ethan and Elliot Block; and two great grandchildren, Elia O’Brien and Isabella Metrano. She was predeceased by a brother, Clyde Schaffer.
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