Jerry Unger of Riberas del Pilar died February 6 in a New Jersey VA hospital, following a short bout with lung cancer. He was 75.
Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1939, Unger graduated from St. Mel’s Academy in 1957, and went on to graduate from Wright Junior College in 1962. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in May 1963, and served two years in Germany as company clerk for the 123D signal battalion. A job transfer sent him to Baltimore, Maryland in 1978.
Unger retired in 2005 and moved to Lakeside. He was a member of the American Legion Post 7 in Chapala. He loved gardening and cooking, and was an avid reader.
Unger is survived by his life partner of 45 years, Marty Davis, as well as brothers, a sister, numerous nieces and nephews, all in Chicago, and in-laws, and adopted nieces and nephews in New Jersey and New York.
A private cremation and celebration of his life was held in New Jersey.