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Carl J. Ungvarsky

October 24, 1935 ~ June 23, 2022 (age 86)

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     Mr. Carl J. Ungvarsky, 86, a resident of Mountain Top, passed peacefully into Eternal Life Thursday evening in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

     Born on Thursday, October 24, 1935 in Wilkes-Barre, he was one of seven children to the late John S. and Emma (Pavco) Ungvarsky.  Educated in the city schools, he was a member of the 1953 graduating class of the former James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre.  Mr. Ungvarsky furthered his education by attaining an associate's degree from Penn State University Wilkes-Barre campus.

     He proudly served our country with the United States Army; two years active duty, being stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia; four years with the Army Reserves, having two summers at West Point, NY with the Combat Engineers.

     Until his retirement, he was employed as a project engineer for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.  Previously, he had been employed by the Wilkes-Barre City Planning & Zoning Commission; the Wilkes-Barre Redevelopment Authority.  In his youth, he was employed by Republic Aviation of Long Island, NY.

     Mr. Ungvarsky was the vice chairman of the Steam Heat Authority for Wilkes-Barre and was the Project Manager for the Fluid Bed Boiler Project.  He also served on the Wright Township Environmental and Planning Commissions.

     Carl served more than 20 years as a board member and regional director for the First Catholic Slovak Union and FCSU Properties Board.  Carl's grandfather Andrew helped organize the FCSU in 1890, later being carried on by his father John and himself as third generation.

     He and his wife, the former Dorothy Quater celebrated fifty-four years of married life together on September 16th of last year.

     He was preceded in death by the couple's youngest son, Mr. Anthony James Ungvarsky on June 2, 2013; by a brother, Mr. Edward Ungvarsky; by Sisters, Mrs. Bernadine L. Price in 2018 and more recently by Miss Elizabeth (Betsy) Ungvarsky in April; and by nephews, Steven W. Price and Edward Ungvarsky Jr., both in 2019.

     Left to cherish his memory in addition to his beloved wife Dorothy at home, are the couple's sons; Matthew Ungvarsky and his wife Marjon of Sugarloaf; Carl Ungvarsky and John Ungvarsky, both of Mountain Top; Grandchildren, Lauren, Johnny, Autumn and Ronald Ungvarsky; Brother Mr. John S. Ungvarsky and his wife Joan of Cinnaminson, NJ; Sisters, Mrs. Emily Carone and her husband Joseph of Acra, NY; Mrs. Marion O'Neill of Wilmington, DE; Numerous nieces, nephews, associates and dear friends.

     Funeral services for Mr. Ungvarsky will be conducted on Monday with his funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Jude Roman Catholic Parish, 420 South Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top.  The Reverend Philbert Takyi-Nketiah, parochial vicar, will serve as celebrant and homilist.

     Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Dorchester Drive, Dallas.

     Relatives and friends may join the Ungvarsky family directly at church Monday morning for visitation and shared remembrances from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.

     The John V. Morris Family Funeral Home Inc., 625 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, is honored to care for Mr. Ungvarsky and his family at this time.  

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Services

Visitation
Monday
June 27, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Parish of Saint Jude
420 South Mountain Boulevard
Mountain Top, PA 18707

Funeral Mass
Monday
June 27, 2022

11:00 AM
Parish of Saint Jude
420 South Mountain Boulevard
Mountain Top, PA 18707

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