Carl Henry Flory, 79, Lititz American Legion member, Navy vet, worked at The Washington Post

By on February 1, 2017

Carl Henry Flory, 79, of Lancaster, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at Country Meadows, Lancaster.

Born in Chambersburg, he was the husband of the late Ruth (Hollock) Flory, and the late Joan (Yale) Flory, and the son of the late Guy Mentzer Flory Sr. and Verda (Shillito) Flory.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a member of American Legion Post No. 56, Lititz. Carl was a fan of Maryland basketball and the Baltimore Orioles; and he enjoyed reading books on politics and genealogy. He also liked to spend time in his garden and attending yard sales.

Carl was a typographical printer for The Washington Post for almost 20 years; and was the vice president of the Columbia Typographical Union, Baltimore-Washington Chapter.

Carl is survived by two daughters: Sharon Flory of Lititz; and Deborah Chyllene Flory, wife of Lisa Fringer, of Essex, Md.; a son: Erik John Flory, husband of Michelle, of Dundalk, Md.; three grandchildren: Alexia, McKenna, and Leland Flory; and a sister: Diane L. Burkholder-Galen of Shippensburg.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: Guy M. Jr., Robert E., and Donald L. Flory.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Country Meadows Retirement Community, 1380 Elm Ave., Lancaster, with Chaplain Brian Blais officiating.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Carl’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, online at; or to Union Printer’s Home, 101 S. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910.

To place a condolence online, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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