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Joyce Flohr of Springs, Longtime Librarian, 83

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 06:59

Joyce Flohr, a longtime librarian at the East Hampton Library, had two families. Not only was she devoted to her husband, children, and grandchildren, but, as a founding member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Amagansett, she was dedicated to her church family as well.

"There was a love about her," said one of her sons, Henry Flohr III of Howell, N.J. "She loved everybody she knew."

Ms. Flohr died at home in Springs on Sept. 13. She was 83.

Joyce Constance Marie Flohr was born in New Hampshire on Sept. 12, 1938, to Jordan "Buddy" Klahn and the former Margarite Dahlstrom. She grew up in Floral Park and graduated from Sewanhaka High School. In December of 1962, she married Henry Flohr Jr., who died in 2017.

Later in life her eyesight dimmed, but the former librarian was known to "read" a book a day, her family said, thanks to the wonders of audio books. Gardening was another great pastime. At St. Michael's, which was established in the 1960s, Ms. Flohr "helped in every aspect." She was the last survivor of the original founding congregants.

In addition to her son Henry, Ms. Flohr leaves another son, Jordan Flohr of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and five grandchildren, Caitlin, Ryan, Taylor, Samantha, and Erin. Two sisters, Marilyn O'Loughlin of Oakdale and Barbara Cuffe of Hawley, Pa., also survive, as does a close friend of 60 years, Gloria Kallas of Connecticut.

Ms. Flohr was cremated. There will be a memorial service on Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's, Pastor George Dietrich presiding. Memorial donations can be directed to her beloved church, at P.O. Box 695, Amagansett 11930.

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