Harry M. Unger of Sharon, passed away unexpectedly on Monday afternoon Nov. 20, 2017, at his son's home in Plum Borough, where he had been staying. He was 89.
He was born in Mercer on Aug. 26, 1928, the son of Merle and Dora (Douds) Unger.
He was a 1946 graduate of Mercer High School and went on to marry the former Carole Jenkins on Sept. 5, 1950. Together, following the passing of their son, they shared their family's home fostering 17 children throughout the years.
Harry worked for the former Westinghouse manufacturing plant in Sharon as a truck driver for 38 years before his retirement in 1984.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his sons, Rodney Unger and his companion, Annie Ligo, of Sharon, Donald Unger and his wife, Beth, of Plum Borough; his daughters Kathleen Laffin and her husband, Maurice, of Boston and Susan Primerano and her husband, Tim, of Scranton; his step-children Michael Franek and his wife, Renee, of Sharpsville, John Franek Jr. and his wife, Niki, of Sharon and Kathy Kane and her husband, Patrick, of Sharpsville. Six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.
Harry was preceded in death by his first wife of more than 50 years, Carole Unger, on Feb. 13, 2001
He married his second wife, Belle (Franek) Unger, on Oct. 21, 2006. She passed away on Sept. 3, 2012.
He also was preceded in death by his son, John Unger, and by his grandson, Kevin Unger.
Harry M., 89, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (11-24-17) at SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 555 E. State St. Sharon. Online condolences at www.sampleodonnellfh.com
Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday (11-25-17) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Douglas K. Dayton, retired pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church in Sharon, officiating.
Burial: Following the service next to his wife, Carole, at Haywood Cemetery in West Middlesex.
Published on November 22, 2017