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Ingeborg Ghadimi

November 9, 1930 ~ January 2, 2019 (age 88)

Obituary for Ingeborg A. Ghadimi Ingeborg A. Ghadimi, age 88, of Naples, died Wednesday January 2nd in her home. She was the loyal wife of the late Dr. Hossein Ghadimi, and beloved mother of four. Ingeborg was retired from being a compassionate nurse, dietician and office manager. She was an incredible homemaker and raised four children while assisting her husband in making his busy medical practice thrive. She was caring and giving beyond belief. She insisted on excellence in everything she did. At the same time, she was a most practical, stoic, and unselfish human being. Ingeborg was born on November 9th, 1930 in Breslau, the capital of lower Silesia, once an eastern province of Germany. She endured significant hardship as a young teenager growing up during WWII. At the end of the war, her family was forcibly re-settled from what is now Poland to West Germany. Newly graduated from High School and realizing there was nothing left for her in Germany, she found work in England which allowed her to learn English and be trained as a nurse. There she met her future husband, Dr. Hossein Ghadimi, and ventured with him to Iran where three of her four children were born. She adapted quickly to a completely foreign culture, learned to speak Persian fluently, learned to cook Iranian food and sewed clothes for the family without any modern conveniences. In 1956, the Ghadimi family left Iran for the United States and Canada where Dr. Ghadimi pursued his career in Pediatric Medical Research. Their fourth child, Giselle, was born in Toronto. The family eventually settled in the New York metropolitan area where Ingeborg continued in her dedicated roles of wife, office assistant, nurse, and mother. Hossein and Ingeborg retired in 2008, relocated to Naples Florida, and Ingeborg then wrote two books about her unique and amazing life. She wanted to forever share her memories with her grown children and proved herself to an accomplished author and historian. “Caught in the Storm” is a recollection of her childhood years, and “On Foreign Shores” recounts her early adult years. Sadly, and ironically, her gracious spirit, her keen intelligence, and her profound memories were devastated by Parkinson’s disease, which ultimately took her life. Ingeborg is survived by and will be unspeakably missed by her four children, Ramin (Dona) Ghadimi of Austin, Roya (Brian Fitzpatrick) Ghadimi of Naples, Rene’ (Beth) Ghadimi of Chicago, and Giselle (Ralph) Feraco of Naples; her stepson, Shahriar (Nooshin) Ghadimi, their son Kaveh; as well as her grandchildren Riana, Carl, Evan, Nayeli and Dominic. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her siblings. A one-hour visitation and memorial service begins at 3PM Sunday January 6th with the family present at the Fuller North Naples Funeral Home. Cremation and Inurnment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be directed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.


Donations may be made to:

the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York NY 10163


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