Harry Bock, CEO and owner of Bachendorf’s in Dallas, Texas,
died of a heart attack at the age of 80, according to a local news report.
Bock was the son of a Lithuanian-Jewish jeweler
whose family was deported to Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Bock’s
mother and two sisters died in the camps, but Bock and his father survived and
moved to Dallas, where Bock had a surviving sister.
Bock’s father started and ran a
small diamond importing business that Bock inherited upon his father’s death in
1968. In 1977, Bock launched what became the Bachendorf’s retail jewelry chain
in the Dallas area.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at
Tiferet Israel Congregation, located at 10909 Hillcrest Road in Dallas.
Friends and family are requesting donations to the Dallas
Holocaust Museum in lieu of flowers.