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Eleanor Irene, a fifty year resident of the Waynewood development in the Mt. Vernon section of Fairfax County, VA died October 18 at the Paul Spring Retirement Community in Alexandria, VA.
She was born in 1927 in Passaic, NJ and attended public grammar and high schools in Clifton, NJ. In 1946 Eleanor graduated from Rider College, now Rider University, in Trenton, NJ, she was reported to be the youngest woman to pass the New Jersey Certified Public Accountants examination. Her age when she qualified for the professional status was twenty.
Mrs. Ungerleider, during her high school years, was a counselor for orphaned children and children of impoverished parents. She was a past president of the Jesuit Guild of Washington and she served for several years on the scoring committees of the Northern Virginia Swimming League.
Her first employment as a CPA was with the Arthur Young Company in New York City. In Virginia she worked for Service Neon Company in Springfield, VA and two Washington DC law firms. She also had her own accounting practice.
Eleanor Ungerleider is survived by her husband, Arthur, twelve children; James, David, Gary, Laurie, Carol, Mary Lou, Michael, Susan, Peter, Patricia, Timothy and Julie; thirty-three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and a sister, Jean.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions, in her memory, to the Tarahumara Children's Hospital Fund, P.O. Box 532233, San Diego, CA 92153-2233, Attn: Rev. David Ungerleider SJ or the Breast Cancer Research Fund of the
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, http://main.acsevents.org/goto/eleanor_ungerleider .
The time and dates of a funeral mass and interment will be announced later. Arrangements by Jefferson Funeral Chapel, Alexandria, Virginia.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Oct. 25, 2013