Henry W. Bloch, American businessman and philantropist, Died at 96

Henry Wollman Bloch was born on July 30, 1922, and died on April 23, 2019, was an American businessman and philanthropist.

He was the co-founder and (since 2000) the chairman emeritus of the American tax-preparation company H&R Block. Henry and his brother, Richard Bloch, founded H&R Block in 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Henry was born to a Jewish family in Kansas City where he tended Southwest High School and was an undergraduate at University of Missouri–Kansas City.

He later attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, graduating in 1944. Through the U.S. Army Air Corps, Henry obtained graduate training at the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Henry Wollman Bloch passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 23, 2019, at the age of 96.

He was, remembered by Jeff Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer of H&R Block Inc. as a model for entrepreneurs.

“Through his honesty and integrity, Henry embodied the best of American business, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. His vision prevails on through H&R Block associates and the many philanthropic organisations that he supported.”