Amalie Kriss, 92, laboratory technician

February 15, 2003

Amalie Kriss, a retired laboratory technician and former Northwest Baltimore resident, died of sepsis Monday at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville. She was 92.

Born Amalie Schlamowicz in Cernovitz, Austria-Hungary, she was raised and educated in Vienna.

She was married in 1937 to Dr. Richard Kriss, and two years later the couple fled the Nazi occupation of Austria and settled in Shanghai for 10 years. Her husband died in Paris in 1949.

In 1950, Mrs. Kriss and her young daughter immigrated to Baltimore, where she went to work in the fur department of the downtown Hutzler's department store.

She later was employed as a laboratory technician at Sinai Hospital, when it was located in East Baltimore, and Johns Hopkins Hospital before joining the laboratory staff of the University of Maryland Medical School in 1956. She retired in 1965, then worked as a real estate agent until 1971.

The former Bancroft Road resident was a longtime volunteer with Traveler's Aid Society at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Services were held Wednesday.

She is survived by her daughter, Susanne M. Humphrey of Olney, and a grandson.

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