MYRTLE BEACH—Patrick Flohr was born on Aug. 15, 1947 in Akron, Ohio, to Charles and Margaret Flohr.
He grew up the youngest of five children in Seville, Ohio, a small town located outside of Akron, where he excelled in football, baseball and basketball. A natural and gifted athlete, he was the quarterback of his high school football team during his sophomore, junior and senior years.
He also played on his high school’s baseball and basketball teams and later became an avid golfer after moving to Myrtle Beach. He passed on his passion and love for sports to his children, patiently teaching his daughter how to field a grounder and swing a golf club.
Patrick served in the Vietnam War when he was 19 years old. He earned a Purple Heart and was honorably discharged in 1968.
Several years later, he met wife Linda and they moved to Myrtle Beach. South Carolina became his home, where he enjoyed the warmer temperatures and numerous golf courses.
He could be found most weekends doing yard work, playing golf or coaching his daughter’s softball team. He worked for many years in Myrtle Beach as a machinist and CAD designer with his older brother Chuck, someone he both admired and deeply respected. He later worked with his nephews at Flohr Machine, a job he enjoyed and remained dedicated to until the end.
Patrick will be remembered for his kindness and generous spirit, his easy-going nature and quick wit. He was a loyal friend, a beloved uncle and brother, a devoted and loving father, and a kind and patient husband. He was well liked by many and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by daughter Christine Flohr; son Troy Flohr and wife Rebecca; granddaughter Kellyn Flohr; nieces Cindy Flohr and Sherri Flohr Holtzclaw; nephews Rick Melton, Paul Flohr, Paul Wilfong, Jerry Flohr, Bill Flohr, Joe Flohr, Andrew Renna, Patrick Renna and David Renna; other nieces and nephews and former wife Linda Flohr who remained by his side until the end.
He was predeceased by his parents, Charles Flohr and Margaret Wehnes; sister Sally Melton, and brothers Ike, Chuck and Mick Flohr.
Services were held Aug. 25 at Goldfinch Funeral Home in Murrells Inlet.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.