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Obituary: Flora Jr., Melvin Henry

Flora Jr., Melvin Henry

Melvin Henry Flora, Jr, lifelong resident of Beltsville, MD, passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Friday, September 11, after a prolonged illness. He was the husband to Johnnie B. Flora; father to Melvin H. Flora, III (Kathy), Robert Flora (Terri), Michael Flora (Lisa); step-father to Fred Brewster, Jr (April) and Keli Martin (Terrell); also survived by 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Melvin followed behind his father and worked over 25 years at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) where he retired in 1985. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, golfing, watching his horses participate in races, and bowling. At home, you would find him working on home projects or relaxing on the couch, with a cup of coffee and a cigarette, watching a game or a Western movie. While his favorite teams were the Baltimore Ravens and the Orioles, he was an avid fan of all sports; therefore, he never had a problem finding a game to watch.

Melvin is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Blanche Flora, and three sisters, Joyce Hardisty, Elinor Breen, and Ethel Flora.

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