Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday for Brad W. Blocker, 48, of Portola Valley, who died Feb. 22 following a skiing accident at Lake Tahoe.
A Portola Valley resident since 1976, Mr. Blocker was a litigator with the Carr & Ferrell law firm in Palo Alto for the past eight years, and previously was with Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley in Redwood City.
He received his law degree from Tulane University, where he met his wife, Denise, also a law student. Both graduated in 1986.
Following graduation from Woodside High School, Mr. Blocker played basketball at UCLA, and carried on a lifetime of participation in various sports.
He coached youth basketball, baseball, softball, and Menlo-Atherton Vikings Pop Warner football while raising his family in Portola Valley.
He played in local softball leagues, and was a participant for 22 years with other former college athletes in the highly competitive adult basketball league at Menlo Park's Burgess Gymnasium.
He was a motorcycle and skiing enthusiast, as well. Among his civic activities, Mr. Blocker was co-president of the Portola Valley Schools Foundation.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Blocker is survived by three children, Lauren, 17; Jessica, 16; and Ryan, 13.
He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Blocker of Portola Valley, and four brothers, Todd of Los Altos; Chris of Morgan Hill; Scot of San Francisco; and Brian of Campbell.
A viewing is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Spangler Mortuary, 399 South San Antonio Road in Los Altos.
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