Unger, Dorothy

Chicago Sun-Times - - IN MEMORIAM -

Dorothy Marion ( nee Kin­navy )Unger, was born Au­gust 1, 1923 to Martin J. and Clara (Ki­towski) Kin­navy. She mar­ried Dr. Robert Michael Unger in 1949 and they were hap­pily mar­ried un­til Robert’s death in 2017. She was the lov­ing mother of Mar­garet (Robert Buono) Unger, M. Louise (Cary) Nus­baum, Robert Unger, the late James (Dawn) Unger, Richard(Pamela) Unger, Dr. Joseph ( Su­san) Unger, D.J. Unger and the late Michael. Proud grand­mother of Natalie (Brian) McIn­tire, Colleen Unger, Nyssa Unger, Joshua Unger, Claire (Michael Bauer) Unger, John ( Lizzie Gar­cia) Unger, Made­line Unger and Sa­muel Nus­baum. Great grand­mother of Ethan McIn­tire, Amelia McIn­tire, and Jayson Unger. She is sur­vived by her older brother, Martin G. (Nancy). She was pre­ceded in death by her younger sib­lings: Marion (John) Pa­tricks, Roger (Mau­reen) Kin­navy, Jean(John)Ciesieslsk­i, James (Ar­lene) Kin­navy, and Wil­liam ( He­len) Kin­navy. Dorothy, who was raised dur­ing the De­pres­sion, ob­tained a 4 year schol­ar­ship to St. Michael’s High School (Old Town) and a schol­ar­ship to Illi­nois Col­lege of Com­merce in 1941. She had to forgo her jour­nal­ism schol­ar­ship at St. Louis Univer­sity to help send her broth­ers to col­lege. In her for­ties she be­came a mem­ber of MENSA. Dorothy was a de­vout Catholic, be­long­ing to the Third Or­der of St. Francis, where she met her hus­band Robert. She taught CCD class in the late 1930’s at St. Maria Ad­do­lorata Church, as well at St. Jane de Chan­tal Par­ish while rais­ing her chil­dren. She was also a mem­ber of the adult choir at St. Jane de Chan­tal and the Se­nior Club. Dorothy served as pres­i­dent of the Chicago Den­tal So­ci­ety Aux­il­iary, the Illi­nois State Den­tal So­ci­ety Ax­il­lary, the Amer­i­can Den­tal As­so­ci­a­tion Aux­il­iary. She made many friends in the Den­tal Aux­il­iaries, notably Glo­ria (Wal­ter) Kempa La­macki and the late Lolita (Francis) Pelka. Dorothy was a stick­ler for fol­low­ing Robert’s Rule of Or­der and Stur­gis’ Stan­dard Code of Par­lia­men­tary Pro­ce­dure. Dorothy loved to travel overseas; in her later years en­joyed cruises (Mediter­ranean, North Sea, Alaska and Caribbean) and even trav­elled to China. She vis­ited her broth­ers and sis­ters fre­quently and en­joyed en­ter­tain­ing at 6017, where she lived for 60 years. Hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tions at her home were al­ways looked for­ward to by fam­ily. Dorothy had a sharp wit and en­joyed ban­ter­ing. She was a good seam­stress, mak­ing many of her own and daugh­ters’ out­fits. Vis­i­ta­tion is Thurs­day from 4PM to 8PM at Fo­ran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave.(55 th street just west of Har­lem). Fam­ily and friends are to gather at the funeral home on Fri­day at 9 AM to say good­bye, We will go in pro­ces­sion from the funeral home to St. Faustina Church for a 10 AM mass of Chris­tian Burial. In­ter­ment Queen of Heaven Ceme­tery. In lieu of flow­ers, Do­na­tions in Dorothy’s name to Illi­nois State Den­tal So­ci­ety Foun­da­tion, 1010 South Sec­ond Street, Spring­field, Illi­nois 62704 would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. Con­do­lences may be sent to Dorothy’s fam­ily on her per­sonal tribute web­site at www.foran­fu­ner­al­home. com. For in­for­ma­tion 708-458-0208.

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