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
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
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
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,
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