OBITUARY

John I. Unger

June 23, 1920May 9, 2019
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John I. Unger, 98, resident at Tuscan Garden, Palm Coast passed peacefully on May 9, 2019. He was born on June 23, 1920 in Deutsch-Schutzen, Austria arriving in the US in 1931. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1939, graduating both Navy and Marine Corps boot camps, and was assigned a Corpsman with 1st Defense Battalion, US Marine Corps. This unit was assigned the defense of Wake Island that was attacked by the Japanese starting on December 8, 1941 and finally surrendering on December 23rd. John was a Prisoner of War for 44 months in camps in China, Japan and Korea providing aid and comfort to other POW’s. Released at the end of WWII, he returned home and continued to serve 20 years, retiring a Navy Chief. John and Alice fell in love in 1939 and enjoyed 74 years filled with joyous times among family and friends in the San Francisco Bay Area. They “started it all” and are survived by sons, John W Unger and Brian L (Jacki) Unger, grand-children Johnny (Stephanie), Tim (Diane), Julie (Alan), Brian P (Kendra), Rachel (Jamil), and Alison (Antonio) as well as coast-to-coast great-grand-children including Michelle (Kyle), Erin, Allyson, Tyler, Jack, Julia, Molly, Timothy, Maddie, Giuliana, Hayden, Jackson and Hayes. He is predeceased and joins Alice and so many that he touched in a life well lived that is shared in the book “The Last Corpsman” written by Juan Carlos Marcos. Family and friends may visit on Monday, May 13, from 10:00-11:00AM at the chapel of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach. A celebration of life will begin at 11:00AM. He will be laid to rest at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in California where he will receive his military honors. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider Veteran’s of Foreign Wars in his memory. For online condolences go to:www.craigflaglerpalms.com. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.

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  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Celebraton of Life Monday, May 13, 2019

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John LoBuglio

May 17, 2019

Brain and family,

I wish I could have met John as I have heard what a great man he was. I am sure Matthew 25:23 was said on that day! "The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’

Praying for the Unger family.

Blessings The LoBuglio Family!

Jim West

May 16, 2019

Brian,

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Jim West

Joe DosReis

May 16, 2019

If they are remembered, they are not truly gone, they simply change duty assignments and carry on. They are truly amongst our best. Fair winds and following seas for you sir.

Kevin Wagner

May 16, 2019

Deepest sympathies to the entire Unger family from your Bojangles Team in Kentucky. We are holding you in thought and prayers.

Hetal Patel

May 16, 2019

RIP Sir. Praying for you and your family.
Hetal Patel
Bojangles Valdosta & Tifton GA

Jose Armario

May 13, 2019

Sending our deepest condolences to the entire Unger familia, on behalf of the Bojangles and Armario Family.

Laura and Ed O'Brien

May 11, 2019

Brian, Jackie and family,
We met John last November at the Military Appreciation Dinner. It was then that we learned his life's story. It was an honor to be in his presence and pay tribute to such a noble man. We are sad to hear of his passing. May his memory be a blessing.
Laura and Ed O'Brien

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