Philanthropist Gloria Flanzer died Monday, at the age of 87, at her home on Longboat Key.   

Born May, 23, 1927, in Manhattan, N.Y., Flanzer was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Flanzer, who died in 2013 at the age of 93. Both were long-time residents of Longboat Key; they called the island home for 35 years.

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