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Park Willard Unangst

(27 Jan 1905 - 25 Apr 1985)

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Park Willard Unangst

Glenna Kisor Lydia Catherine Unangst

Living Son



The Express, Tuesday, April 16, 1985, Page B-6
Park W. Unangst, 80, was Monroe GOP leader
Park W. Unangst, 80, a retired Monroe County pharmacist and Republican leader, died Monday in Coastal Bend Hospital, Port Aransas, Texas. He lived in Port Aransas.

He owned and operated the Kresge Drug Store, East Stroudsburg for 25 years, retiring in 1975. In retirement he worked for several Monroe County pharmacies. He moved to Texas five years ago.

Mr Unangst served three two year terms as Republican state committeeman and 14 years as Stroudsburg’s First Ward Committeeman. He was the first Republican elected to the Smithfield Township School Board, where he served two six-year terms as a board member and two-years as board secretary.

He also served as chairman of the Monroe County Republican Committee for two years and ran the primary campaigns in Monroe County for former Gov. William Scranton and former President Richard Nixon.

He helped organize the Young Republican Club of Monroe County and was responsible for forming the original Monroe County Airport Authority, of which he was a member.

A graduate of Easton High School and the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, he served as president of the college class in 1928 and was a member of Kappa Psi Fraternity 13 Club.

Mr. Unangst was a member of Shawnee Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and clerk of session for 10 years; DeMoley-Square and Compass Club, and Easton Lodge 152, F&AM, for more than 50 years. He was a ember of the original citizens military training center at Camp Meade, Md., which later became the ROTC.

He was a charter member of the U. S. Jet boat Club and the Scottish Terrier Club of Pennsylvania and the United States. He was the former member of the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Commission, Pennsylvania Pharmacy Association and its legislative committee; Monroe, Pike and Carbon Pharmacy Association; National Association of Retail Pharmacists, and the American Legion and the 40&8, both of East Stroudsburg.

Mr. Unangst served with the U. S. Army during World War II and was in charge of the pharmacy at Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, D.C.

His wife the former Glenna Kisor, preceded him in death.

Surviving is a son, Parke W. Jr., at Home.

Services will be announced by the William H. Clark Funeral Home, Stroudsburg.

Last Updated on: October 19, 2007

Daughter of William Knauss and Elizabeth
Born: July 1860
Died 09 Oct 1927.