Henry J. Flohr Jr.

Nov. 14, 1939 - Nov. 04, 2017
Henry J. Flohr Jr., Nov. 14, 1939 - Nov. 04, 2017

Henry John Flohr, an Army veteran and longtime East Hampton resident, died in the Hospice and Palliative Care branch of the Northport V.A. Medical Center on Saturday. He had been diagnosed a year ago with stomach cancer and was in hospice care for a month. He would have turned 78 on Tuesday.

Mr. Flohr was born on Nov. 14, 1939, in Islip, one of four children of the former Frieda Lackmeyer and Henry J. Flohr Sr. His family moved to East Hampton when he was 2 years old. Mr. Flohr attended the Springs School and graduated from high school in Florida, because his father moved the family there when he opened a business in New Port Richey.

After high school, he joined the Army and served as a security guard in Turkey, Germany, and Fort Dix, N.J. Mr. Flohr met the former Joyce Klahn as soon as he had returned from Germany. She was working with his sister Linda. As she recalled, “We met in September 1952, were engaged in October, and married in December. Everyone said it wouldn’t last. We were married for 55 years.”

In East Hampton Mr. Flohr worked for Lewis Edwards in his electrician’s business and after that he worked at the I.G.A. in Noyac, the Amagansett I.G.A., and King Kullen, from which he retired.

Ms. Flohr said that for fun, her husband “collected model cars, fished, clammed, and liked the outdoors.”

In addition to his wife, his sister Linda Barrett of Patchogue and his brother, Peter O. Flohr of Florida, survive, as do his sons, Henry J. Flohr III of Freehold, N.J., and R. Jordan Flohr of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. His sister Helen Tvdik of Florida died before him. Four nieces and nephews and five grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Flohr was a charter member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett, as is his widow. On Nov. 18 at 11 a.m., the Rev. George Dietrich will preside at a celebration of his life. Mr. Flohr was cremated. Ms. Flohr will keep his ashes and, when the time comes, their ashes will be mingled and dispersed on the water.

Memorial donations have been suggested to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 695, Amagansett 11930 or to the East Hampton Library, where Ms. Flohr worked for 20 years, at 159 Main Street, East Hampton 11937.