Dear Friends,
The Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE) and Miami’s Leo Martin March of the Living is very sorry to inform you of the loss of Joe Unger, a long-time March of the Living Committee Member and staffer of 12 Marches. Joe called himself the world’s oldest bus captain. He was an all-around mensch and a great guy.
The family is requesting that contributions in memory of Joe may be made to CAJE-Miami’s Leo Martin March of the Living, an identity-building program for Jewish teenagers that utilizes Poland and Israel as a platform to study the Holocaust, deepen their connection with Israel, and examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hatred. Follow this link to donate to Miami MOTL, send checks to CAJE, 4200 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33137 (Note: MOTL) or to the charity of your choice.
We wish the Unger’s our heartfelt condolences. He was a very special person and will be sorely missed. May his memory be for a blessing.

Joe Norman Unger
(May 4, 1934 – May 6, 2021)
We mourn the passing of Joe Norman Unger, husband, father and grandfather extraordinaire. Survived by his bride of 66 years Marcia Frankel Unger; daughters Marilyn Richman (Randy Richman); Judy Kettler (Fred Kettler) and Ellen Bookman (Lee Bookman); five grandchildren Zachary, Erin, Mia, Noah, and Emma; his brother in law Ted Frankel and his godson and doctor, Josh Harris.
Joe started life in New York, and at the age of seven moved to Atlanta. He graduated from Druid Hills High School at 15 going on to graduate from Emory University. Marcia and Joe moved to Miami in 1958 where Joe attended the University of Miami Law School.

Joe always had a story to tell & a book to recommend. His love for travel brought him to the far corners of the world, but his happy place was Israel. Whether leading students on 12 March of the Living programs, buying plants or serving as a volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces, Joe was passionate about everything he did.

Joe and his bride "Masha Dahlin" met when they were 12 and together, they traveled the world with lifelong friends known as the Fun Club.

Practicing appellate law for 61 years, Joe served in leadership positions in his legal and philanthropic involvements in the Jewish community.

A full life lived with curiosity, integrity and compassion, Joe left his mark on this world.