Sidney DeBlock

Obituary of Sidney DeBlock

Sidney DeBlock, 93, of Blairstown, NJ, fell peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus at the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice, Fredon, NJ on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Sid was born in Midland Park, NJ on June 8, 1924, the son of Samuel and Emma Vander Meer DeBlock. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Phebe Sacher De Block, his daughter, Joyce Bensen and her husband David of Blairstown, Nj, his son Donald De Block of Wenham, MA, his son Robert De Block and his wife, Genia of Blairstown, NJ and his daughter Edie Wilson and her husband Bill of Frankford, NJ. He has 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and by his sisters, Anna Smith and Clara Woolmington.

Sid was a farmer all of his working life, first in Orange County, NY and since 1953 on Dry Road in Blairstown, NJ. He was a member of Gideons International and an elder at Lafayette Federated Church where he was a member since 1958.

What was important to Sid was his love for God, his wife, his family, his friends and his church. He was known for his sense of humor and sharing a meal or ice cream around the table. He and Phebe enjoyed many winters at Star Lite, Boca Raton, FL, where they have many close friends that became like family.

A committal service was held at Frankford Plains Cemetery on June 25, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held at Lafayette Federated Church, Route 15, Lafayette, NJ on July 14, 2017, with visitation at 2:00 and service at 3:30.

Memorial donations may be made to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 86, Newton, NJ 07860 or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07680. Arrangements are under the direction of Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825.