Welcome to the memorial page for

Harry M. Unger

August 26, 1928 ~ November 20, 2017 (age 89)

Harry M. Unger of Sharon, passed away unexpectedly on Monday afternoon November 20, 2017 at his son’s home in Plum Borough, Pennsylvania  where he had been staying. He was eighty-nine years old.

He was born in Mercer, PA on August 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 September 5, 1950. Together, following the passing of their son, they shared their family’s home fostering seventeen children throughout the years.  

Harry worked for the former Westinghouse manufacturing plant in Sharon as a truck driver for thirty-eight 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, MA and Susan Primerano and her husband Tim of Scranton, PA; 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 fifty years Carole Unger on February 13, 2001, his second wife Belle (Franek) Unger whom he married on October 21, 2006 and passed away on September 3, 2012, his son John Unger, and by his grandson Kevin Unger.

Friends may call on Friday evening November 24, 2017 from 5:00-7:00PM at the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home 555 East State Street Sharon, PA 16146.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning beginning at 11:00AM at the funeral home with Rev. Douglas K. Dayton, retired pastor of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sharon, officiating.

Burial will follow next to his wife Carole at Haywood Cemetery in West Middlesex, PA.

 Service Information

November 24, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sample-O'Donnell Funeral Home
555 East State Street
Sharon, PA 16146

Funeral Service
November 25, 2017

11:00 AM
Sample-O'Donnell Funeral Home
555 East State Street
Sharon, PA 16146

Private Internment

Haywood Cemetery
Haywood Street
West Middlesex, PA 16159

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