October 1998

Sandy Bloch

by Joseph H. RADDER

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Sandy Bloch has dedicated his life to serving others. This 83 year-old retiree enjoys his weekly volunteer activities, which have included delivering Meals on Wheels for the Jewish Family Service, reading on the radio for the blind and working in the offices of the Lupus Association and Muscular Dystrophy. Sandy contributes time and energy to the Amherst Senior Citizens Center, where he directed a fund-raising campaign as a past member of the Board.

When Sandy moved to Buffalo with his family in 1956 he joined the Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE). SCORE assists retired entrepreneurs with starting up new businesses. Sandy counseled their clients for 15 years as a volunteer. He has also worked as a volunteer arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau and assisted seniors with income taxes.
Sandy, the father of one daughter, now resides in Amherst with his wife, Ruth.

Joseph H. Radder is a freelance writer.


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