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Date published: 3/18/2014

Morris T. Flohr II

Morris T. Flohr II, 69, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at his home in Fairview Beach, King George County after a four-year battle with T-cell lymphoma.

Morris was born on July 10, 1944, in York, Pa., to the late Morris and Romaine (Spahr) Flohr. He grew up in York, Pa., where he graduated from York Suburban High School and York Junior College. Morris continued his education at Indiana Tech, where he received a Bachelor of Science.

Morris was very active in the Boy Scouts, achieving the level of Eagle Scout. This interest continued when Morris served as a troop leader in the Army while stationed at White Sands, N.M.

From an early age Morris had a love of trains, possibly encouraged by his grandfather, Norman Spahr, who worked for the railroad. Working with his father, Morris would set up his train sets at Christmas. This tradition was continued after he and Phyllis were married.

After his discharge from the Army in 1970, Morris started his career as a mathematician with the Department of the Navy, NSWC, Dahlgren. After a career of 30 years that gave him the opportunity to travel around the world twice, he retired in 2001. Hitting the highways with their travel trailer was now a reality for Morris and Phyllis.

In addition to his parents, Morris was preceded in death by his sister, Loma Norbeck (March 15, 1997) and her husband Bill, a grandson, Max Musselman, stepnephew David Canaday and stepniece Donna Canaday.

His survivors include his wife of 30 years, Phyllis (Logan); daughter Trisha Musselman (Glenn) of Spotsylvania County; granddaughter Chasity Sanchez (Nick) of Virginia Beach; two great-granddaughters, Jillian and Sadie Sanchez; three nieces, Carol Norbeck, Pam Copenhaver (Jim) and Amy Mummert, all of York, Pa.; two nephews, Joe Norbeck (Kim) of York, Pa., and Doug Norbeck of Kentucky; sister-in-law Brenda Cline (Rick); three great-nieces, Melissa Simmons, Hanna (Tristan) Ambrozewski and Andrea Mummert; three great- nephews, Marc Becker (Kathy), Daniel Becker (Val) and Gary Horick (Mindy); stepniece Teresa Paytes; two stepnephews, Stacy Rothschild (Trisha) and Danny Canaday (Paula); and numerous great-great-nieces and -nephews.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. R. Brian Mitchell and his staff at the Virginia Cancer Institute, Richmond, for the loving and compassionate care given to Morris.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fairview Beach Erosion Fund, Box 183, King George, VA 22485.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.