Sylvia C. Ingel, receptionist and teacher, dies at 96

Sylvia C. Ingel
receptionist, teacher

Sylvia C. Ingel, who was a receptionist at her husband’s medical office and who later taught home economics at a Catholic girls’ school, died Jan. 5 at a hospice in Las Vegas. She was 96.

She had congestive heart failure, her daughter-in-law Martha Ingel said.

Mrs. Ingel came to the Washington area in 1935 and was a receptionist at her husband’s medical clinic from 1950 to 1970.

She taught cooking and home economics at the old St. Gertrude’s School in Northeast Washington from 1976 to 1988.

Sylvia Clara Golembiewski was born in Glassport, Pa. She lived in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington for 66 years and was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

She moved to Clemson, S.C., in 2001 and to Las Vegas about three years ago.

Her husband of 40 years, Dr. Ermo P. Ingel, died in 1975. A daughter, Shirley Ingel, died as a child in the 1930s. A son, Ermo P. Ingel Jr., died in 2005.

Survivors include two sons, Andrew P. Ingel of Las Vegas and Robert P. Ingel of Charlotte; and two grandchildren.

— Matt Schudel

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