Lewis C. Unternaher
NEWARK: A funeral service for Lewis C. Unternaher, 80, of Newark, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral home with the Rev. Robert Mathis officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
Mr. Unternaher, a retired Pipefitter from Owens Corning, passed away January 20, 2013, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born July 22, 1932, in Newark, to the late John and Bertha (Wilson) Unternaher.
He was a 1950 Newark High School graduate, and an Air Force Veteran serving in the Korean War
. He was an active member of the Shrine 32nd Scottish Rite where he supported circus ads, tabloids, and 50/50 at the Shrine baseball tournaments at Mound City. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #97. Lewis was also active in many local senior groups.
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah (David) Thomas of Granville; sons, Jeffrey (Marlene) Unternaher of Newark, and Gregory (Brenda) Unternaher of Newark; grandchildren, Whitney (Clay) Eads of Columbus, Benjamin Thomas of Cincinnati, Jordan (Kacey) Unternaher of Thornville, Jamie and Justin Unternaher and J.T. Crouso all of Newark, Emily and Duncan Unternaher of Newark; companion, Sarah Gill and her family; brother-in-law, Verlin Mathis of Newark, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Imogene (Mathis) Unternaher; brother, George Unternaher and sister, Helen Kramer.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. A Masonic service will be observed at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, payable to the Licking County Shrine Club, C/O Lewis Unternaher, 140 North 30th St. Newark, Ohio 43055.
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