Sylvia G. Krieger, 90, homemaker and pianist Sylvia G...

January 08, 2000

Sylvia G. Krieger, 90, homemaker and pianist

Sylvia G. Krieger, a homemaker, died in her sleep Thursday at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 90.

A longtime Northwest Baltimore resident who had lived in Willowbrook Apartments since 1980, she enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

Born and raised Sylvia Abramson on Portland Street in Southwest Baltimore, she was the daughter of a grocer. She was a graduate of Western High School and studied piano at the Peabody Conservatory.

She was married in 1939 to David A. Krieger, a retired drugstore administrator.

Services will be held at 1: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Krieger is survived by two sons, Howard B. Krieger of Pikesville and Sheldon J. Krieger of Clarksville; a brother, Harry M. Abramson of Roland Park; and three grandchildren.

Lelia S. Jacobs, 97, nurse, dress pattern maker

Lelia S. Jacobs, a former nurse and dress pattern maker, died Monday of a heart attack at Manor Care Healthcare in Roland Park, where she had lived for two years. She was 97.

She had lived on Cold Spring Lane for 50 years before moving to Manor Care Ruxton in 1994.

Mrs. Jacobs was a nurse during the great influenza epidemic of 1918 and later served as a union organizer at a Staunton, Va., garment factory.

After marrying John W. Jacobs in the early 1920s, the couple lived in South America and Havana before moving to Baltimore in the 1930s.

Mr. Jacobs had been an associate of noted labor organizer Eugene Debs, and he later was owner of Jacobs Realty Co. in Baltimore. He died in 1970.

An excellent seamstress, Mrs. Jacobs was a free-lance pattern maker in the custom clothes department at Hutzler's department store for a number of years.

The former Lelia Siron was born in Monterey, Va., and graduated from high school there. She later attended a nursing school in Clarksburg, W.Va.

She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth J. Buechner of Baltimore and Jacqueline J. Crocker of Dublin, Ohio; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Frank Joseph Rezac, 73, carpenter

Frank Joseph Rezac III, a carpenter known for his fine trim work, died Sunday of cardiac arrest at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. The Glen Burnie resident was 73.

Mr. Rezac, who worked up to the time of his death, was awarded his 50-year Carpenters Union membership pin last month from Local 132. He worked during his career on construction projects such as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Washington Metro and on restoration projects in the White House and U.S. Capitol.

Examples of his trim work can be found in the rare book room at the National Cathedral in Washington.

Born and raised in Washington, Mr. Rezac enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II and later aboard the USS Beale during the Korean War. He earned his GED while in the Navy and was discharged with the rank of machinist in 1954.

His first wife, Elizabeth Jean Jeffers, died in 1987.

Mr. Rezac was a volunteer firefighter with the Glen Burnie Volunteer Fire Co., Masonic Temple of Glen Burnie, Scottish Rite and the Boumi Temple. He also was a past president of the Southern Maryland Shrine Club.

An collector of antique model trains, he also enjoyed collecting shark teeth, reading and photography.

He was a communicant of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, where services were held Thursday.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, the former Jeanne Moore; three sons, Jonathan Rezac of Glen Burnie, Craig Rezac of Glen Arm and Brian Rezac of Laurel; two daughters, Jan Hill of Sunderland and Cara Tokar of Chester Springs, Pa.; a sister, Helen Avallone of Bryans Road; a stepdaughter, Linda Wheeler of Phoenix, Ariz.; and nine grandchildren.

Edward Callow Craig, 79, Bethlehem Steel engineer

Edward Callow Craig, a retired Bethlehem Steel engineer, died Tuesday of Parkinson's disease at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Northwood. He was 79 and lived in Dundalk.

He retired in 1982 from the Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant, where he worked as a metallurgical service engineer. He joined the plant in 1938.

Born in St. Helena, he was a 1938 City College graduate.

During World War II, he served in the Navy as an electrician aboard the the destroyer escort USS McDougal on runs between the East Coast and Great Britain.

He was a member of the Dundalk Moose, the American Legion, the Sparrows Point Country Club, the Boys Scouts and the Holy Name Society.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing and playing golf.

He is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor E. Arnick, whom he married in 1943.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9: 30 a.m. today at St. Rita's Church, 2903 Dunleer Road, Dundalk.

He also is survived by a son, Edward L. Craig of Dundalk; a daughter, Maureen C. Matteo of Dundalk; a sister, Mona Midwig of Rosedale; and three grandchildren.

Charles Michael Koch, 56, real estate broker

A memorial service for Charles Michael Koch, a real estate broker and Baltimore native, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Paul's School chapel in Brooklandville.

Koch died of a heart attack Dec. 17 at his home in Chester, Conn. The McDonogh High School graduate was 56.

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