hug your loved ones and enjoy the process

April 3, 2015

from may 27, 2006

Yesterday, the wonderful man you see above passed away.

Dr. Harold Unger is Josh’s grandfather — they are actually a 4-generation physician family.  And I’m sure he was an amazing surgeon.  But even more importantly, he was such an amazing, caring, loving person, and an incredibly devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Everyone in Miami Beach knows him.  He is renowned for his kindness and wit — a beautiful and rare combination.

I met him at the ripe old age of 22, and was as close to him as my own grandparents.

on the right, speaking at our wedding in 2006

His vibrance and sharpness never waned — he drove over to our house just last month for Cameron’s birthday party.  
I have cried and felt sad, but I also feel awe and inspiration at the amazing life Pop-Pop lived.  I know he enjoyed and appreciated his 89 years to the fullest extent possible.  
I will really miss him.


  • Reply MSWR March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Reply Laura Vanderkam March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Sorry for your loss – this is a great tribute. We can all hope to be remembered like this!

  • Reply Cara March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss Sarah. What a beautiful remembrance for a wonderful man.

  • Reply oldmdgirl March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I’m so sorry Sarah.

  • Reply Erica March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Sarah, this is a beautiful tribute to someone you clearly loved dearly. Losing someone we love is not easy and I am so sorry for you and your family. Hopefully the time you can spend together over the next few days will give you all comfort and peace.

  • Reply Nan March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Sarah. He sounded like an incredible and inspiring man. Thank you for "sharing" him with us.

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