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Clara Katherine Arena

June 8, 1925 ~ July 5, 2020 (age 95)


Clara Arena of Ramona, California passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on July 5, 2020. 

She was born in Dirmingen, Germany in 1925. She lived a full 95 years, survived living in WWII Germany, where she met her future husband Joseph Arena, an American soldier, who found her in a train station without shoes. He offered to buy her new shoes and invited her to a dance, where the two fell in love. She later came to America as a war bride and learned English. The two settled in Norristown, Pennsylvania, where she worked as a nurse for many years. 

She was loved by her 5 children, 16 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She will be missed, we love you Oma!

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