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Ingrid Z. Mann died peacefully on August 18, 2015

posted Jul 17, 2015, 7:49 AM by Ned Peirce   [ updated Sep 3, 2015, 9:40 AM ]

Ingrid Z. Mann died peacefully on August 18, 2015 in Newton, NJ. She was born on January 10, 1927 in Vienna, Austria, to Maria and Franz Ziska. Ingrid met her beloved husband, Roland at the end of the Second World War in Salzburg, Austria whilst working for the Red Cross. She accompanied Roland to Mysore, India 1950-53 studying Library Science, subsequently earning a M.S. in this from Columbia University. Ingrid worked as Librarian in the New York Public Library, then as homemaker in New York, Germany and the U.K. from 1972 to 2011. She authored The Danube Testament, published in 1998, winning the Society of Authors' Sagittarius Prize for best first novel by an author over 60 and glowingly reviewed in The Spectator.  

Ingrid and Roland spent many happy years living in and/or visiting the "red cottage" (3 Bragg Lane) in Hancock Point. Ingrid loved walking, classical music, poetry and gardening. In 2011, she returned to live in the U.S. following almost 40 years of living in the U.K. She will be remembered for her devotion to Roland and family, late father, her emotional warmth and heartwarming smile. Ingrid is survived by her children, Elisabeth, William and Christopher, and five grandchildren.  

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