Rose H. Krieger, 95, clothing buyer, retailer

December 11, 2004

Rose H. Krieger, who had been a buyer and sales associate for several downtown clothing stores, died in her sleep Monday at Brighton Gardens assisted-living facility in Pikesville. She was 95.

Born Rose Herman in Suffolk, Va., she moved to Baltimore with her family in 1924 and graduated from Western High School three years later. She also studied piano at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Mrs. Krieger had been the buyer for Herman's, a North Eutaw Street women's and children's apparel store that had been established by her family in 1933.

She was married in 1935 to Alexander Krieger, who had been an employee of Herman's. The couple later took over the business, which closed in 1960.

In 1957, they founded the Three and Five Shop, a West Lexington Street discount store that took its name from the $3 millinery and $5 dresses it sold. Her husband died in 1979, and the store closed in 1986.

She was a founder of Beth El Congregation and Chestnut Ridge Country Club. She enjoyed playing the piano and spending winters in Hollywood, Fla.

Services were held Wednesday.

She is survived by her sons, Richard B. Krieger of Baltimore and Bernard L. Krieger of Owings Mills; a daughter, Elizabeth S. Adelman of Owings Mills; and seven grandchildren.

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