Flora, Douglas Steven
Douglas Steven Flora, age 44, of Tres Pinos, California, formerly of Van Etten, NY passed away on June 23, 2013 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was predeceased by his father Gerald Flora in 2009 and is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (Joshua) Siegard, Barton, NY; grandson Mason Siegard; mother June Flora, Van Etten, NY; Sisters Penny Flora, Lansing, NY; Pamela (David) Golden, Ithaca, NY; brother Allen (Marjorie) Flora, Las Vegas, NV; companion Charlene King, Tres Pinos, California and her children Alissa and Alex; two nieces and many other extended family members. He was a graduate of Spencer-Van Etten class of 1987 and graduated from San Jose State University in 12/99 with a Bachelor of Science degree - Business Administration (finance). He served in the US Army from '87-'92 training as an EMT/Paramedic, where he received many decorations including Combat Medical Badge, Sharpshooter badge with rifle Component Bar, Expert Badge with Grenade Component Bar, Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Parachutist Badge, Army Achievement Medal, Air Assault Badge, Army Good Conduct Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Multinational Force and Observers Medal, Expert Field Medical Badge, and Ranger Tab. He then served in the Army reserves from '93-'95. He was a Life Member of V.F.W. Post #8139, Van Etten, NY. After the army he worked in the health care field, becoming certified in California as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, He then began his climb up the corporate ladder as a LTC Nursing Supervisor, then a Charge Nurse, a Liason between line companies and medical staff, Case manager/Marketing Director and finally, Nursing Home Administrator before moving on to sell real estate. He started at Intero Real Estate Services as a Broker Associate and then in 2010 he started The Flora Real Estate Group of Hollister, CA. where he became a very successful broker. Flora Real Estate Group was certified as a Veteran Owned Small Business and was a member of San Bonito Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. He enjoyed traveling, cigars, golf, Poker, wine and people. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00pm, Saturday July 6, 2013 at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Van Etten, NY with Military Honors. Friends may call from 1:00-3:00pm prior to the service at the funeral home, 56 North Main Street, Spencer, NY. Refreshments immediately following at the VFW Post #8139, 3936 Wyncoop Creek Rd., Van Etten, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Community Fire & Rescue (CF&R), P.O. Box 67, Van Etten, NY 14889.
Allen-Manzer Funeral Home
56 N. Main St. Spencer, NY 14883
Published in Ithaca Journal on July 5, 2013