Robert A. Kriger, 72, founded advertising agencyRobert A...

March 07, 1998

Robert A. Kriger, 72, founded advertising agency

Robert A. Kriger, founder of a Baltimore advertising agency, died of cancer Sunday at Mercy Medical Center. The Mount Vernon resident was 72.

He founded the Robert Kriger Advertising Agency in 1952 and operated it until he retired in 1992.

He was a writer-director-producer at WMAR-TV when it went on the air in 1947. He also worked at television stations in Philadelphia.

Born and raised in Forest Park, where he graduated from high school in 1943, he studied radio and television production at New York University. During World War II, he served with the Army Medical Corps and was discharged in 1945.

An artist and photographer, he was a founder of the Baltimore Experimental High School in 1970 and a member of the Urban League.

He was a member of the First Unitarian Church, Charles and Franklin streets, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Winnifred Cross; a son, Dr. C. Ross Smith of Drexel Hill, Pa.; a daughter, Deborah Anne Kriger of Kempton, Pa.; a grandson; and two granddaughters.

Mildred S. Hill, 81, formerly of Towson

Mildred S. Hill, a homemaker and former Towson resident, died of heart failure Feb. 28 at Heron Point Nursing Center in Chestertown. She was 81.

Mrs. Hill, who was known as Millie, was a former member of the Baltimore Country Club and the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club.

She also was a volunteer for the Maryland Children's Aid Society and Old Wye Parish in Wye Mills before she moved from Towson to Queenstown, on the Eastern Shore, in 1969.

The former Mildred Stull was born in Newtown Square, Pa., and graduated from the Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, Pa., and Chevy Chase Junior College.

In 1941, she married William Edwin Hill, founder of Hill-Chase Steel Co. in Baltimore. He died in 1983.

In 1985, Mrs. Hill moved to Chestertown, where she enjoyed gardening, sailing and traveling.

Services are private.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen H. Hosford of Cockeysville and Joann H. Peace of Chestertown; a sister, Kathleen S. Smith of Newtown; and five grandchildren.

Pub Date: 3/07/98

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