Robert Leroy Unger
July 31, 1934 – Dec. 6, 2014
Bob peacefully passed away after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 80 years old.
In 1934, he was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved to Portland at the age of 9, with his mother, after the death of his young father. Bob lived in North Portland and attended Roosevelt High School, where he was a cheerleader and ran track. He graduated in 1952.
Bob worked for Frito Lay, Inc. for 26 years, until his retirement in 1989, from a regional manager position. During that time he and his family lived in Portland, Boise, Spokane and the Seattle suburb of Bothell.
Bob had many hobbies, but his favorite was being around classic cars and swap meets. So much so, he and his wife began a family business in the mid-70’s called Western Corvette Supply. Western Corvette Supply sold parts, all over the world, for customers’ restoration projects. In addition they had booths in swap meets all over the United States. Bob also enjoyed buying and re-selling cars.
He will always be remembered for his caring personality and the love he had for his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy Unger, his daughter Shannon King, son-in-law Mark King and grandsons Riley and Reece King.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations, in Bob Unger’s name, to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, New York 10163-4777.
Services were held at Deschutes Memorial Chapel in Bend, Oregon on Monday, Dec. 15. Bob was laid to rest at Douglass Pioneer Cemetery in Troutdale, Oregon on Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Deschutes Memorial Chapel in Bend, Oregon is entrusted with Bob’s arrangements. Please visit www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com to leave an online condolence for the family.