Joseph Flum

Published 3:08 pm Thursday, May 3, 2012

VIRGINIA BEACH—Joseph Flum, 85, died May 1, 2012.

Mr. Flum was born in New York to the late Henry and Ray Greissman Flum.

He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Flum was a sales agent for New York Life Insurance Co. and retired after 34 years of service. He owned/operated one of the first video stores in Hampton Roads called Video World.

He was a member of Congregation Beth Chaverim in Virgnia Beach and Norfolk Masonic Lodge 31 for 56 years.

Mr. Flum had served as the president of the senior’s current events club at the Jewish Community Center, where he was eager to share his opinion about politics.

He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Flum; sisters, Evelyn Hoffman, Lillian Wintner, Florence Hershberger and Ada Galit; and a brother, Sidney Flum.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Shelly Stieh and Walt Jones of Boykins, Va., and Adele Langkil of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Jesse and Stephanie Langkil and Selenia and Reshawn Boone; and great-grandchildren, Skylar and Jada Lankgkil, Josh Warren and Alanna Boone.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, with Rabbi Isreal Zoberman officiating.

Following the service, the family will receive friends at the residence of Jeff Elayne Littman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Norfolk Masonic Lodge #1 or to Congregation Beth Chaverim.

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