Rodney R. Unger, 73, of Leck Kill, died on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center. The beloved husband, father and grandfather had been ill for the past month.
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He was born in Spring Glen, PA, on March 31, 1939, and graduated from Upper Dauphin High School in 1957. On April 29, 1961 he married the love of his life, the former Leah K. Schreffler.
Rodney was a member of the Valley Lodge #797 Free and Accepted Masons in Valley View, and belonged to the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Williamsport, where he attained his 32nd Degree.
He was an avid Phillies baseball fan. In his spare time he enjoyed reading, travelling to gospel concerts and attending services at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church. He also enjoyed his weekly breakfast trips to the Americus Hose Company in Sunbury, where he was a member.
For the past 44 years he was a dedicated and hardworking employee of Troutman Brothers in Klingerstown. Rodney also had an entrepreneurial spirit and engaged in many ventures throughout the years.
He was a proud father and grandfather who enjoyed talking to his "babies" on a daily basis.
Survivors include his beloved wife Leah; a daughter, Darby McDonnell, and her husband Tom, of Bloomsburg; a son, Chuck Unger, and his wife Diane, of Overlook; two blessed grandchildren, Adam and Amanda Unger, of Overlook; and his precious cat, Hector.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church, 6297 Lykens Valley RD. (Route 25) Gratz, PA. A viewing will also be held on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 from 10-11 a.m. at the church where the funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Daniel Durkee officiating. Interment will follow in Himmel's Cemetery, Rebuck, PA.
The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to the Penn View Bible Institute Music Department, 125 Penn View Drive, Penns Creek, PA 17862.
The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book please visit www.srrfh.com.
Published in The News Item from Jan. 28 to Jan. 31, 2013