Ida married her husband Leo George Sternbach on June 29, 1947 in Brooklyn. They were married until Leo's passing in 1996 - not quite 50 years.
Ida graduated from New York University and became an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn, New York until she retired. She kept in touch with many of her former students for years.
Ida was a very devoted wife to Leo. She also loved her parents very much and always told stories about her youth with them. She never had children, but she was very close to and adored her nieces and nephews. They were very good to her and took great care of her. Ida talked about them endlessly and attended all holiday celebrations in their homes.