Ingrid's Story

NEWTON, N.J. - Ingrid Ziska Mann died peacefully on August 17, 2015 in Newton, NJ. She was born in Vienna, Austria, to Maria and Franz Ziska on January 10, 1927.

Ingrid met her beloved husband, Roland at the end of WWII in Austria while working for the Red Cross. She accompanied him to India 1950-53 and completed an MS in Library Science from Columbia University. Ingrid worked as librarian in the New York Public Library, moved to Germany, and finally to Kings Langley, UK where she lived from 1972-2011. Her novel, The Danube Testament (1998), glowingly reviewed in The Spectator, won the Society of Authors Sagittarius Prize for best first novel by an author over 60. She returned to the US in 2011.

Ingrid will be remembered for her devotion to her husband, father and children, and her warmth and heartwarming smile. She loved walking, classical music, poetry and gardening.

She is survived by her children, Elisabeth, William and Christopher, and five grandchildren.

Online condolences may be expressed at: www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.
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