Irmgard Maron at a holiday market circa 1945
The founder of Dresden Stollen Bakers, Irmgard Cecilie Maron Feldon, lost her battle with cancer on May 24, 2007 with her family by her side. She was born on July 1st, 1916 in Dresden, Germany. Because of their Jewish ancestry, the Maron family was forced to flee Germany in 1938, ultimately settling across the globe, in places such as Brazil, Israel, and the United States. Irmgard and her mother arrived in New York, and settled in Englewood, NJ, where Irmgard started Dresden Stollen Bakers. She ran the business for 54 years, until passing on the torch to her niece, Sallie Maron, in 1992. Irmgard and her husband, Gerald Feldon, married in 1948. They raised their daughter, Annette, in Demarest, NJ, where Irmgard was very active in the American Cancer Society, Civic Music, Little Theatre Group and many others.
In 1979, Irmgard and Gerry discovered and fell in love with Carmel Valley. They returned to New Jersey long enough to pack up and say goodbye. The two settled in quickly, with Irmgard becoming quite involved with the community. She was a member of the Carmel Valley Community Chapel, Carmel Valley Garden Club, Women's Club, Hidden Valley and Monterey Bay Aquarium, as well as an avid bridge player who played regularly with friends until just weeks before her passing.