Funeral Details


Funeral Details

David Unger

October 22, 1934 - January 7, 2020


Date and Time

Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM


Makom Solel Lakeside
1301 Clavey Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035


Rabbi Emeritus Dov Taylor
Cantor Jay O'Brien

Interment - Private


Unger Residence
330 Thornmeadow Road
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015

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Friday 1PM - 4PM, Saturday 6:30PM - 9PM, Sunday 2PM - 6PM, and Monday - Wednesday evenings 6:30PM - 9PM

The Unger Residence is best accessed from Deerfield Rd.

Memorial Contributions

Makom Solel Lakeside Library
1301 Clavey Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035


David Unger, age 85, of Riverwoods, IL passed away, surrounded by family, on January 7th, 2020. He led an exemplary life of living and loving.

He was a graduate of Northwestern University's Engineering School ('56) and The Harvard Business School ('58). Alongside generational colleagues, he expanded and modernized the family business (Midwesco, MFRI, Thermal Care, Perma Pipe Holdings, Inc), offering products and services for energy and environmental control. He loved to read, swim, ski, hike, play tennis, travel, and most of all, be surrounded by family. In the last three years of his life, he stayed connected with family and friends by travelling to Alaska, Orcas Island, New Orleans, Bethesda, Newtown, and Israel.

His marriage to Maxine Simon Unger was a shining example of the greatest love and lasted from their teen age until her death on their sixtieth anniversary. He enjoyed legendary friendships, some lasting 81 years, with memories that linger blissfully on. He was a hero to many, generous beyond compare, and continues to be an inspiration to all who were fortunate to enter his sphere.

He is survived by his children Judith (Jeffery) Golden, Rebecca Unger (Isak) Fishman and Michael Unger (Janet Metz-Unger); his grandchildren Emily Fishman, Charlotte Golden, Joseph Fishman, Nathaniel Unger, and Phoebe Unger; his sister (Sara Rosenbluth); and many beloved in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday January 10th at 11AM at Makom Solel Lakeside, 1301 Clavey Rd., Highland Park, IL 60035. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Makom Solel Lakeside Library, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Jack Jason

David Unger was the epitome of class, wit, humor and most of all love for his family. He will be missed but his memory will be a blessing to all who knew and loved him. Sending deepest condolences from the Jason Family to the Ungers.

Hubert Karst

I had the pleasure and honor to get to know David Unger and his family last year. David and his family were very kind. I was very impressed by all the love and support that they all gave to each other. My deepest condolences to all of them.
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