George Martin Ungar, age 81, of Lakeland, Fla., and formerly of Sturgis, passed unexpectedly Sept. 11, 2012.
He was born April 21, 1931, to Anton and Rose Ungar in Lincoln Park.
He is survived by his ex-wife, Gertrude Ungar; father to Neal Ungar (Cindy), Marie Swihart (Timothy), Dorene Trusk (Joseph), and Jean Ungar; and brother to Frank Ungar and Bill Ungar.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by a brother, Tony Ungar.
George was well-known in the city of Lincoln Park. A self-employed builder/contractor for many years, Mr. Ungar built many homes in the Downriver area and the Greater Detroit area.
He moved to Sturgis in 1969 and then on to Lakeland in 2000 to be near his son, Neal.
George was very active, enjoyed hunting, bowling and played baseball in the early years of his life. He was a member of Knights of Columbus for many years, including a term as Grand Knight of Sturgis, Michigan Council #2508.
George enjoyed bingo, flea markets, garage sales and was an avid collector of antiquities and collectables.
George leaves behind four grandchildren, Nicholas Martin Ungar, Teresa Rose Ungar, Michael Anton Ungar, Christopher Henry Trusk, and one great-grandchild, Jacob Martin Ungar. George also leaves behind extended family and friends that he always talked about throughout his life.
A memorial service and celebration of his life is planned at 10 a.m. Oct. 6, 2012, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Lincoln Park. A luncheon will follow at Thomas Crystal Gardens in Southgate.