Richard J. Fluehr, Sr.
retired funeral director of Fluehr Funeral Home, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, died December 13, 2019, at age 84.
Fluehr was a third-generation funeral director in Philadelphia and Bensalem. He was a 1959 graduate of Eckels College of Mortuary Science and joined his father in the family business, working alongside him and his two brothers for many years. In 1964, he established the Fluehr Funeral Home in Andalusia, (Bensalem, Pennsylvania) where he worked for almost 50 years and was proud to have his now deceased son, Richard Jr. join him in 1980.
Together with his wife, Fluehr enjoyed entertaining and hosting an annual Christmas Eve celebration at the funeral home for many years. He had a passion for boating and named their first boat, Lady Lou, after his beloved wife. In recent years, he enjoyed spending time on his current boat “Lots of Life” and boating on the Chesapeake Bay.
Fluehr is survived by his daughters, Beth and Karen, seven grandchildren; his brother and sister.