Ira Ungar
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Ira Ungar

UNGAR: Ira Ungar, 67, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Feb. 3, 2024. Born and raised in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, to Leo and Hilda Ungar, Ira attended Boston University and Case Western Reserve University, where he received a master’s degree in biomedical engineering and a Doctor of Medicine. He completed his emergency medicine residency in Cleveland and resided there for 20 years. Ira was an avid cyclist (raising charity funds by riding in the MS 150 for over 10 years), golfer and sailor. Ira leaves a lifelong legacy of woodworking talent through heirlooms he has left to family, friends and his synagogue. Ira was very involved in Beth El Congregation of the South Hills and FJMC, where he served as president of the Tri-State Region and was a Man of the Year and Ma’asim Tovim awardee. He also developed the Build-A-Pair Tefillin Program and received the Hoffman Family Distinguished Service Award. Ira is survived by his beloved wife, Beth; children David (Srilaxmi), Aaron and Lauren; and brothers Bruce (Melissa), Leslie (Faye) and Joel (Gail). He will be greatly missed by beloved sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and many loving friends. Contributions may be made to Beth El Congregation of the South Hills or the MS Society. PJC

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