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Ceramist , Package company executive

Sonja Franz Unger, Croatian Package company executive, ceramist. Recipient Golden Door award Nationalities Superior vena cava syndrome Center, 1975, CommunitySvc. award Cuyahoga County Commissioners, 1975; Sonja F. Unger Day proclaimed by Mayor of Cleveland, 1975.


Unger, Sonja Franz was born on October 28, 1921 in Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia. Daughter of Karl Dragutin and Elisabeth (Bihler) Franz. came to the United States, 1947.


Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University Zagreb, 1944. Master of Science in Architecture, University Zagreb, 1945.


City planner Ministry of Construction, Zagreb, 1945-1947. Architect John Graham, Washington, 1947-1953. Corporation secretary, designer The Unger Company, Cleveland, 1953-1994.

Visiting committee member Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.


Member citizens advising committee Juvenile Court Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Assistant secretary Glenville Neighborhood Center, Cleveland. Vice chairman, secretary Cuyahoga County Democratic Executive Committee, Cleveland.

Ward leader Shaker Heights Democratic Party, 1958-1978. Forelady Grand Jury Cuyahoga County. Vice president Nationalities Superior vena cava syndrome Center, Cleveland.

Member Cercle/Confs. Francaises. Mme. Il Cenacolo Italiano (president), Croatian Foundation of America (vice president), Am.Croating Academy Club (vice president), Print Club of Cleveland, Cleveland Skating Club, Cleveland Playhouse Club, City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland Blue Book.


Married Paul A. Unger, January 2, 1947. Children: Alan, Gerald, Tamara.

Karl Dragutin Franz

Elisabeth (Bihler) Franz

Paul A. Unger

Alan Unger

Tamara Unger

Gerald Unger