Joseph Flum

by | May 25, 2012 | Obituaries

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 veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Mr. Flum was a sales agent for New York Life Insurance Company and retired after 34 years of service. He owned/operated one of the first video stores in Hampton Roads called Video World, was a member of Congregation Beth Chaverim, and of the Norfolk Masonic Lodge #1 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 daughters, Shelly Stieh and Walt Jones of Boykins, Va., and Adele Langkil of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Jesse and Stephanie Langkil and Selenia and Ray Boone; and great grandchildren, Skylar and Jada Langkil, Josh Warren and Alanna Boone.

A memorial service was held at Altmeyer Funeral Home with Rabbi Israel Zoberman officiating. Memorial donations can be made to the Norfolk Masonic Lodge #1 or to Congregation Beth Chaverim. Condolences may be expressed to the family at