Flo Jordan Lagioia Smith Kromer (1923-2020) passed away on April 9, 2020 at home in Columbia, Maryland. She was the daughter of Cora Bond Jordan and Pliny Houston Jordan, was orphaned at a very young age and raised by relatives in Royston, GA.
Flo received an associate degree from North Georgia College and a degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland. She spent her adult years living and working in Washington, DC and Maryland. Flo came to Washington D.C. in 1941 at the age of 18 to work at the War Department. She spent many years working for various governmental agencies, including the federal Census Bureau where she worked with Univac 1, the first non-military general purpose computer, and retired as a librarian at the Naval Weapons Center.
Flo is predeceased by her 3 brothers and 4 sisters, husbands Joseph Lagioia, James Smith and George Kromer. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Joseph & Jody Lagioia, her daughter, Jane Lagioia, grandson, Aaron Lagioia, step children Debra and Myron Smith and many nieces and nephews.
Flo was a very outgoing and happy person who never knew a stranger. She was a life-long learner who loved to read, dance, and paint in watercolors. She enjoyed cooking and was delighted to share her delicious food with her family and friends. Flo will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family and for the joy and delight she found in living life to its fullest.
The family would like to offer special thanks to the staff at Vantage House for the care they provided Flo.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, www.barbarabush.org.
Due to the coronovirus crisis, services will be private.
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Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
P.O. Box 14380, Washington DC 20044