In Memory of



Obituary for Clara Ingram

Claira (Clara) Vaccaro Ingram passed away on November 18, 2023 at age 95. She was a resident at the Zerbe Retirement Community, Narvon, and formerly of Reinholds.
She was born on February 15, 1928 in Reading. She was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Maria (Iannello) Vaccaro. She was the wife of her late husband of 56 years, Martin Ingram.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Terry Lorah; five sisters: Jennie Vaccaro, Grace Bellanca, Mary Venezaile, Michaeline Etchberger and Angeline Harris; four brothers: Michael Vaccaro, Anthony Vaccaro, Angelo Vaccaro and Samuel Vaccaro.
She is survived by her son, Martin Joseph Ingram (Judy), Stevens, two daughters, Joanne Lorah (Terry), Denver, Patricia Ann Bressler (David), Lititz; six granddaughters, Jessica Zook (Scott), Misty Ebersole (Mark), Amy Engle (Nathan), Erica Lorah-Rodriguez (Louie), Amanda Hess (Matthew) and Rachel Romanoski (Mark); four great-granddaughters, eight great-grandsons, and two great-great-grandsons; six siblings, Josephine Condos, Carmela Chipperfield, Antoinette Bauer, Jeannine Redcay, Johnny Vaccaro and Joe Vaccaro.
Clara was employed as a seamstress at the Yorktown Company and the Keystone Nitewear Company.
Clara attended Mellinger’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stevens.
She enjoyed music, dancing, western movies, and treasured her time spent with her family and her many friends. She enjoyed plants and flowers, red roses being her favorite. She liked dogs and cherished the companionship they provided to her.
She will be remembered as the originator of “Give-a-Hug Fridays “ at the Cocalico Senior Citizens Center.
Clara’s family would like to thank the staff at the Zerbe Retirement Community for the fine care and support she received throughout her stay. She enjoyed her time there and made many friends.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 10 to 11 AM at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut Street, Denver. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Timothy L. Craven officiating. Interment will take place in the Mellingers Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Clara's memory may be made to Caring Hospice Services, 101 Good Dr. Unit 1, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Denver.