Albert Unetic Sr.

Unetic Sr. Albert Unetic Sr., born April 5 (or April 7), 1922 in Lucerne Mines , Pa. to Anna and Andrew Unetic, died peacefully at the age of 92, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in Richmond, Va. his home for the last 35 years. Formerly of Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Grew up in Cleveland, the youngest of two brothers and two sisters, all deceased. Graduated from Collinwood High School (senior class president) and attended Fenn College (varsity basketball). Answered the call to duty at the outset of WWII and became a Navy pilot. Served as a blimp captain protecting the Atlantic coast of South America from enemy submarines. He met Ida Hunter of Rock Hill, South Carolina, a Navy nurse, in Corpus Christi, Texas and they were married at the Navy base there. With Ida, he has two sons, Albert David Unetic (Sandy) and Phillip Hunter Unetic (Maureen). Three grandchildren, Phoebe Elizabeth Unetic, Emily Wren Hawkins (CJ) and Ross Hunter Unetic (Kari) and two great grandchildren, Julia Ruth Hawkins and Nicholas Andrew Hawkins. Ida died in 1984 and Al remarried Sara Rogers of Richmond, Va. and gladly became step father to her children, Malcolm Rogers (Mary), Capt. Sean Rogers (Naomi) and Andrea Rogers. He was step grandfather to Annie Rogers, Kyle and Zach Rogers and step great grandfather to Sophia Rogers. Al was successful and accomplished in many ways. Professionally, he rose from a route salesman for ACRO manufacturing company in Columbus to executive vice president for the national company Robertshaw Controls in Richmond. While living in Columbus he was a member of the Columbus Athletic Club, the Walnut Hill Country Club and the Brookwood Church. Upon relocating to Richmond he joined the Salsibury Country Club, where he has many friends. A great golfer, bowler and a champion gin rummy and bridge player, he had a reputation as an enjoyable and unbeatable companion. He was a also a wonderful cook who prepared many memorable meals for his friends and family. A dedicated Buckeye, he never missed an Ohio State football or basketball game for many years and suffered great abuse in Richmond for maintaining his allegiance to OSU. He will be remembered by all as a dedicated family man and a true friend to many. Service and a reception will be held Saturday, May 10 at the Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Bon Air, Virginia.

Funeral Home

Woody Funeral Home Huguenot Chapel
1020 Huguenot Road Midlothian, VA 23113
(804) 794-1000
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 4, 2014