Judy Kove Block, Owner of Summit's 'Sampler', Passes Away at Age 76

Judy Kove Block

Judy Kove Block (née Freedman), of Camden, Maine, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the age of 76. She was born on September 10, 1940 in Los Angeles, California. She attended Hollywood High School and Santa Monica City College before moving to New York at age 20.

She worked in the fashion industry for over 30 years. Judy then decided to follow a dream and opened The Sampler in Summit, New Jersey, a very special antique and gift shop she ran for 15 years.

Judy spent her retirement doing volunteer work for many charitable organizations, and always gave generously to others. She loved gardening and spending time with her
grandchildren. Judy collected pansies and heart rocks, and faithfully sent cards to her friends and family for special occasions, never missing a birthday or an anniversary. She will be greatly missed.

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Judy is survived by her daughter Victoria and son-in-law Andrew of Montville, Maine, and her son Jeremy and daughter-in-law Nisa of Venice, California; as well as her grandchildrenEmmet, Barlow, Izzy, and Harper. She is also survived by her nieces Michelle, Pam, and Lauren, and her great-nieces Lili, Talia, and Mira. A ceremony celebrating her life will be held onJune 18th at 10 a.m. at Merryspring Gardens in Camden, Maine.

Memorial donations may be made in Judy’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Penobscot Marine Museum. Arrangements were entrusted to Direct Cremation of Maine, Belfast, ME.

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