Nancy Lee Unger

December 16, 1932October 12, 2020

Nancy was a lifelong resident of Dayton and passionate about making it a better place for everyone.

She was a graduate of Fairview High School and Christ Hospital School of Nursing. She received her BSN from Miami University.

Nancy was a volunteer nurse at Miami Valley Hospital for over 30 years. She was also a longtime volunteer for the Red Cross of Dayton.

Her passion for life was eclipsed only by her love of family. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Nancy established the Science Fair at Incarnation School and was active in the Parish Madonna Guild. She was also a member of the Dayton Woman’s Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vilma and George V. McClellan; and by her husband, Robert J. Unger. She is survived by her son, Dr. Paul (Patty) Unger of Sylvania, OH; grandson, Dr. John (Megan) Unger of Cincinnati, OH; and by two great grandchildren, Greyson and Charlotte Unger.

Due to COVID restrictions, private graveside services will be held in Woodland Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Dayton or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Nancy’s family would like to acknowledge the loving care she received from the staff at the Carlyle House.


  • Due to COVID restricions a private graveside is being held.


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Judy Pritchard

October 19, 2020

Nancy was a most accomplished and gracious person. When admitting my long time friend Lynne, to memory care at the Carlyle House over two years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy. She was a wonderful help to me. We had many visits, holding hands and discussing her nursing career. Lynne and I were originally from Montreal and Lynne was a graduate of The Montreal General Hospital. Moving to the U.S. she held many nursing positions over the years in Cincinnati. Being single when she became ill with Alzheimer’s, I brought her to Dayton and thr Carlyle House where I knew several key people on the staff.
I share the sadness of your loss. Judy Pritchard

John Brannick

October 18, 2020

My condolences to the family. Nancy was a kind and gracious soul, the world needs more people like her.

Jeff Cole

October 18, 2020

Condolences to Paul and family. I remember your mom and how she and her mother resembled each other. Your family is in our prayers.

Cathy Frank

October 18, 2020

I’m sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a very special person.I got to know her when I worked at Dr Dixon’s for several years before I retired as office nurse. We shared a special bond as nurses. She was one of my favorite patients.

Nikki Burns

October 18, 2020

I enjoyed working with Nancy for many years in her volunteer job at Miami Valley Hospital. My deepest sympathies to the family. May her memory be eternal. Nikki Burns


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