A crowd of around 200 people, including many of the industry’s biggest names, showed up to honor Dan Block on Sunday, April 15, in Aliso Viejo, California. Block died at the age of 58 in March at his Temecula, CA home.
Eric Sternlicht, Pd.D, longtime IRON MAN contributor/advisory board member and close friend, gave the eulogy to the group, which included Jay Cutler, Boyer Coe, Tom Platz, Shawn Ray, Kal Szkalak, John Brown, and Troy Zuccolotto, among others. "Throughout the ceremony a video montage was displayed for all to view," said Sternlicht. "Towards the end of the ceremony, and prior to asking anyone in the audience if they would like to share some memories about Dan, a video and audio recording of industry leaders was played."
Thanks to Mark Nalley, former owner of Flex Equipment Company, where Dan was employed for many years as head of sales, for providing photos from the special day. Sorry I was unable to attend; Ray told me it was a wonderful tribute. One that would bring a smile to Dan’s face, I’m sure.