Charles F. Fluehr, 82, of Cheltenham, a veteran and a former owner of his family's furniture store, died Tuesday, April 15, of leukemia at Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Fluehr and his sister, Claire, were the third generation in their family to manage 5 Floor Fluehr Furniture Store at Front and Emerald Streets since it opened in 1888.
Mr. Fluehr graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School in 1949, then earned a degree in commerce and business from the University of Notre Dame in 1953.
He enlisted in the Navy that year and served for 14 years. He was discharged as a Supply Corps lieutenant with the Seventh Fleet.