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Dick A Unger
  • 84 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 26, 1930
  • Date of passing: Jan 21, 2015
Let the memory of Dick be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dick Unger, 84, born on August 26, 1930 and passed away on January 21, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ernest R Unger on 27th August 2016

"Yes, I know that Dick and Imelda are celebrating that today Ethan commenced his college education.  Happy birthday to you Bro, I know that you are pain free and loving your mansion in Heaven with your lifelong bride...but more importantly you are in the place we all desire to ultimately be in.:)"

This tribute was added by Kraig Unger on 26th August 2016

"Dad remembering you today. I know you are watching over us and most importantly how proud you would be today as Ethan starts his first day at college. Thank you for showing me how to be a Dad to my sons! Love you and miss you!"

This tribute was added by William Buttigieg on 26th August 2016

"Rest in Peace dear friend.  Now united with your dear Imelda and Mother Mary in heaven.  Always in our hearts , thoughts and prayers.  Praise be God and the Holy Trinity."

This tribute was added by William Buttigieg on 21st January 2016

"I always looked forward to meeting Dick & Imelda whenever they visited Malta.  Such an interesting person to talk to and also had my dry sense of humour.  A story I always remember him telling me was how when testing rays in the desert somewhere in Nevada or Arizona, how theu used to zap vultures in the sky in the 1950's.  A great guy. RIP Dick"

This tribute was added by Ernest R Unger on 26th August 2015

"First, I would like to thank all those that have entered their memories of my brother.  I have in fact learned many additional interests from all the posts in his forever memorial. Although, many years separated us as siblings, we shared some precious times in later years and they were my weekend escapes when first joining the Navy and was stationed in San Diego, CA prior to being sent to Vietnam for a 21 month tour of duty.  One of the final get togethers for the Unger clan, took place in Las Vegas and all but one of us were there.  It was a great reunion and a great memory of our growing up in Nebraska on the Farm. Thanks Leslie for your heartfelt share....some these tributes I didn't know about. Blessings to you and all that are his family and friends.  It would have been another great birthday, but not as celebrated as both of them are celebrating, walking the streets of Gold and Praising the Lord Jesus."

This tribute was added by Al & Ruth Lark on 27th June 2015

"Dear Kraig & Family,

Dick & Imelda were great neighbors for 13 years.  They always watched out for us as we did for them.  We miss both of them very much.  We are glad they are together again."

This tribute was added by Kraig Unger on 15th February 2015

"Dear Kraig,

We were sorry to learn of your father's passing but are thankful to be notified.  

We can't but think how fortunate Dick was to have lived so long after his dire prostate diagnosis so many years ago.  He was certainly strong willed and showed his determination by living a long, full life. That was a blessing.

With sympathy,

Bill and Joy Hicks"

This tribute was added by Kraig Unger on 15th February 2015

"Dear Kraig,

This morning, Brent forwarded the news of Dick’s passing. I was instantly sad.

Now that I have allowed myself some time to think about and remember the past - I am more sad.

Dick was a very good person. Sincerely, he is one of the best people I have ever known and I am pleased that our paths crossed.
Next to my own father, Dick was the only other man that I saw as a great and caring father.

I am very sorry for your loss. Please express my condolences to Imelda and hug her for me.

Rick Drew"

This tribute was added by Kraig Unger on 15th February 2015

"Dear Auntie, Kraig and family,

We are very sorry to hear about Uncle Dick's passing. Nothing can ever prepare you for such a loss. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers at this grieving time.

We pray for God's peace and comfort to be with you all.

Love and Blessings

Cheryl, Princewill, James and Mum."

This tribute was added by Kraig Unger on 15th February 2015

"Dear Kraig, Gina and Imelda,

It is with deep regret that we learn of  Dick’s passing away on the 21st instant.

He will certainly be remembered and sorely missed by all who knew him as he was a fine example of the perfect gentleman, always ready with a smile and a kind word for every occasion.

Please accept our deepest sympathies.   May you find comfort in knowing that he was a good Christian and is no doubt at peace with his Creator.
He will surely be joining us in our prayers for those of you whom he left behind so that you will find the necessary peace to adjust for this great loss.

Love to yourself, Gina, Kids and Imelda from us all.

Bernadette, Edna and Edward Galea"

This tribute was added by Kraig Unger on 15th February 2015

"Our hearts are heavy with your and our loss.  We are there with you in spirit in your deep sorrow.  He will always be in our memory for the person he was.  Dick was an example of so many good things.  We will miss him.

Love,Clete & JoAnn, Mark & Susan Keen"

This tribute was added by Ethan Unger on 31st January 2015

"Grandpa,

I love you and miss you more than words can describe. I thank you for the impact that you made in my life, the encouragement that you gave to me, the laughs we shared, and the smiles that you put on my face. Your wisdom continues to amaze me and I have peace in knowing that you are surrounded by the love of Christ. The best part of all, you will have the best seats in the house to all of my basketball games! I love you Grandpa.

Love,
Ethan"

This tribute was added by Tony Gatt on 28th January 2015

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Uncle Dick. We remember and cherish the good times we spent with Uncle Dick in Malta, UK, Australia and especially our last meeting in Palm Springs in August 2014.

We are all going to miss you dearly.

Our thoughts during this difficult time are with Auntie Imelda, Kraig, Gina, JC and Ethan.

Rest in peace Uncle Dick.
Tony, Marlene, Carol and Amy"

This tribute was added by Leslie H M Gatt on 27th January 2015

"Dick A Unger
A faithful servant, man to the Word of God.

Converted to Catholicism when he married into the Gatt Family, when he was courting my sister Imelda Gatt while visiting Malta St Pauls island [Acts:28] during his military posting in Tripoli Libya North Africa, he wanted to visit the Maltese Islands part of his studies Bible History.

Dick Imelda and I used to spend hours on the net discussing family affairs and Gods love for us.
Summa. Confessions, and other leading Catholic Saints and the Blessed Virgin the Mother of God and Our Saviour would take most of our loving time sharing how we got thru terrible moments.

Dick was transferred to Safi Airbase Malta he started his research going round the Island gathering data, his favourite pass-time.

Now this you can ask Imelda, although Imelda was telling this story to her siblings, I enjoyed the story..
Imelda was having a drink with some friends (probably cousin Bice) at the Café Premier in Pjazza Regina Valletta, when she caught sight of this young handsome man, he tried to talk to her, she pretended to ignore him, got off the table and walk away, to see if he will follow, but making sure to take the wrong turn that gets her face to face with her future husband. Imelda like the rest of the family Pray to Our Blessed Mother for God’s will be done,
Imelda kept her marriage vows to the end.

Many times the Gatt family got together from Australia, U K and Malta and had a holy good time, getting used to the Maltese way, Dick was really part of the Gatt Family, good Catholic, he will be cherished in our hearts.

Mr Morat and family [cannot remember the wife’s name, nice people] from Lebanon where good friends in fact Dick helped type a book about God for Morat for printing.
Morat rented from the Ungers. During one of my visits to Newhall Ca. Morat pass away, attended Mass and funeral of Morat with Dick and Imelda, I could understand their Mass in Arabic some words as Maltese.

Dick was in tears they were so close I could tell.
They are now both enjoying Heaven together.

I have pain in my heart as I recall these events impromptu.

In Jesus, Mary and the Holy Spirit.

Leslie H M Gatt
Hospital Chaplain.
Matt 5:8"

This tribute was added by george gatt on 27th January 2015

"With deepest Sympathy to my sister Imelda Kraig and his family ,With nice memories of Dick true out his life in Malta ,England and the USA .
He was a great brother in law .Always in our thoughts and prayers .
With all our love
George& Mary"

This tribute was added by John Campos on 26th January 2015

"Grandpa,

I already miss you! Thank you for the legacy you left and how it has touched my life. I'll rememer your stories, your chuckles, your lessons, your sweet tooth, your generosity, and your care. These were special and I've tried to make them a part of my life (except for the sweet tooth haha). Your impact can't be even be measured, but I know that my life wouldn't be the same if you hadn't been a part of it.

Love,
JC"

This tribute was added by Russell Haas on 25th January 2015

"We are so sorry to hear of the loss of our dear friend Dick.  We met
in Valencia, CA in the 1970s and have kept in touch since then.  We have such fond memories of the time spent with him and Imelda at
dances and other events at OLPH.  One of our very special times spent
with him and Imelda was on a cruise to Alaska.  The last time we saw him was when we visited their home in Indio and spent the night there.
He will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers along with his
special wife Imelda and son Kraig.

Marge & Russ"

This tribute was added by William Buttigieg on 25th January 2015

"Our Deepest Sympathy  Imelda, Kraig & Family

Dick was such a lovely man and previledged to to know him.

Wille & Dorothy (Andrews)"

This tribute was added by Conrad Fava on 25th January 2015

"Our deepest Sympathy for your loss from Malta"

This tribute was added by Ernest R Unger on 24th January 2015

"I will always remember his coming home from military service in the U.S. Navy with his beautiful bride Imelda to our farm near Curtis, Nebraska...with it being in the cold winter....bringing a Yankee's basedball outfit for me.  This outfit, still in my possession, has brought back many memories over the years.  We love and will miss you...but you are in His loving arms now."


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