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!
Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family.
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