Alfred John Unger Obituary – The Arizona Republic

Alfred John Unger passed away peacefully on August 22, 2022. He was born September 12, 1934 in Flushing, NY to Catherine and Alfred Unger. The family moved to Baldwin, NY, where he spent most of his youth. On November 3, 1956, Alfred married Priscilla Kern and they lived in upstate New York until finally settling in Sun Lakes, AZ in 1992. Alfred was a wonderful husband and father of three. . He spent over 30 years working in the advertising industry and served as Senior Vice President of Production and Traffic at LINTAS Campbell-Ewald before retiring in 1995. While living in the From New York State, Alfred spent many years as an EMT volunteer with North Salem. Voluntary ambulance corps. When he retired to Arizona, he continued his volunteer activities with the Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse. Additionally, he offered his services to St. Peter Indian Mission Catholic School in Bapchule, AZ, providing carpentry and maintenance services. He and Priscilla also found time to travel around the country, as well as overseas. Alfred had been active in the liturgical life of Saint Stevens Catholic Church in Sun Lakes. He inaugurated for many years and was a member of the choir. He loved to sing and was very fond of participating in the activities of the choir. Alfred is predeceased by his wife Priscilla; his parents Catherine and Alfred Unger; his brother Gary Unger; his in-laws Ethel and Karl Kern; his brother-in-law Steven Kern. He is survived by his sister Cathy Frisbe of Lakeland, FL; his children Gregory Unger and Carmel Quinn of Burlington, VT, Kimberly and Ed Montini of Gilbert, AZ and Mark Unger of Loxahatchee, FL; his five grandchildren Alexander, Mattison, Leena, Virginia and Cole. The family would like to thank The Village at Ocotillo for supporting and caring for Alfred over the past 18 months. The family would also like to express their gratitude to Hospice of the Valley for their compassionate care of Alfred and for the support and kindness extended to his family during his final weeks. The family is planning a private service and celebration of Alfred’s life. In memory of Alfred, donations can be made by check to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 or through their website at

Posted on August 29, 2022

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