Two people with close ties to Bexley died within the past two weeks.

Two people with close ties to Bexley died within the past two weeks.

Audrey Block, 74, passed away peacefully on Feb. 17, according to her obituary in The Columbus Dispatch.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 10, 1934, Block was a partner in Block's Hot Bagels. She also was an active member and supporter of the Jewish Community Center and performed in many past productions of the Gallery Players.

She is survived by her husband, Harold; children Steven Block, Lisa Block, Alan Block and Pat Wise; and grandchildren Jason Block, Linsey Block, Sari Block and Jacob Block.

Samuel Young Sr., 64, of Grove City, died Feb. 16 at his home.

Young, a member of Amazing Grace Christian Church, was retired from the city of Bexley with more than 30 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Blackford Young; sons Samuel Young Jr. and Steve (Hannah) Young; daughter Sandra Ford; stepsons Sean Morbitzer and Ron Gilmer; stepdaughter Diane Gilmer; brothers Alford, Jimmy and Elmer Mathes and Smokey Towe; and grandchildren Joshua Ford, Elizabeth, Mike and Brett Saultz and Jonathan Gilmer.

His brother, Jimmy, is an employee of the Bexley service department.

The Columbus International Children's Choir will present a talent show at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in Mees Hall of Capital University, 1 College and Main.

The show features piano soloists; vocal duets, soloists and ensembles; cello and violin duets; a strings trio; Indian dance and gymnastics.

Admission is $10. Tickets will be sold at the door. All proceeds will go toward the choir's spring tour to Toronto.

For more information, call (614) 789-9392 or visit

Bexley resident Michele Noble has been named a partner in the firm of Thompson Hine LLP.

Noble is a member of the firm's business litigation and product liability litigation practice groups. She focuses her practice on general civil and commercial litigation.

Noble received her bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Ohio State University and her law degree summa cum laude from Capital University.