The community of Monsey was pained to hear of the petirah of Mrs. Tzipporah (Holly) Unger, a”h, 57, who was tragically niftar in a car accident. She was remembered for her outstanding dedication to her family and ehrlichkeit.
Rabbi Meshulen Nosson Spiegel of Beis Medrash Tefilah L’Moshe described the nifteres as a neshamah tehorah whose tznius and eidelkeit were examples to all that knew her.
“She put tremendous kochos into being mechanech her children, with a lot of mesirus nefesh; a wonderful home,” he said.
“Everybody is very broken by the news,” said Rabbi Spiegel. “A healthy mother goes out to take care of something for her kids and such a thing happens; it’s heartbreaking”
According to police reports, Mrs. Unger was driving on Viola road near Ramapo High School, Wednesday at around 7:15 p.m. when the car apparently spun out of control. The vehicle veered out of its lane and collided with a stationary Monsey Trails bus. Hatzolah responded and she was transported to Westchester Medical Center where she passed away from injuries a short while later.
The levayah was held Thursday afternoon at Beis Medrash Tefilah L’Moshe. Maspidim included the Mara d’Asra, Rabbi Spiegel; Rabbi Avraham Braun, Menahel of Yeshiva Ohr Somayach; and Rabbi Aaron Fink, Dean of Ateres Bais Yaakov of Monsey. From there, the mittah was flown to Eretz Yisrael for kevurah.
“She was a real pillar of the family,” said Shlomo Pilchick, a co-worker and friend of Mrs. Unger’s husband. “Whatever she did, she always put her husband and children first. Her first concern always was what she could do to help them grow more in their Yiddishkeit.”
Mr. Pilchick said that the maspidim stressed the simchas hachaim and emunah with which Mrs. Unger had faced many serious challenges in her life.
Mrs. Unger is survived by, ybl”c, her husband Reb Shmuel Unger and family of five children. The family moved to Monsey 18 years ago. They had relocated to Eretz Yisrael for a period of time, but later returned to the community.
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