Esther Kruger

Esther R. Kruger (Rosenzweig)

February 21, 1928 - February 13, 2021
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    Sunday, February 14th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, February 14th, 2021 3:00pm


Esther R. Kruger (nee Rosenzweig), of Baltimore, MD, passed away on Saturday, February 13th, 2021 at the age of 92. She is survived by her children, Sharon (Marvin) Demb, Sheldon (Lynne) Kruger and Lawrence "Larry" Kruger; siblings, Melvin (Elaine) Rosenzweig, and Stanley (Ilene "Binky" Rosenzweig); grandchildren, Bryony (Joseph) SySantos, Rebecca (Brandon) Schneider, Michael Demb, Maxwell (Caroline) Kruger and Lawson (Eryn) Kruger; great grandchildren, Hailey, Madden and Sawyer SySantos, Zachary and Ryan Schneider, and Avery Kruger. She was predeceased by her husband, Jerry Kruger; and her parents, Jacob and Anna Rosenzweig.

Services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to charity of your choice. The family will be in mourning at 2608 Willow Glen Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21209. The family request that you call first for a shiva visit. 410-484-6860
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Eleanor Evans

Posted at 08:06am
I am so glad that I met your parents. They were sweet down to earth people. You have my sincerest condolences.

Dan Levin

Posted at 05:06am
I have a lot of good memories as a kid going over to Esther's house for family events and being with everyone. She was a very warm person, hopefully I can see you all soon

Beth Tfiloh Congregation

Posted at 08:44am
Beth Tfiloh Congregation regrets the passing of Esther Kruger, mother and sister of our members, Sheldon Kruger, Melvin Rosenzweig and Stanley Rosenzweig, and extends sincere condolences to the entire family.

Samantha Levin

Posted at 12:52am
Sending love to everyone. So sorry I could not be there.

Searle Mitnick

Posted at 09:10pm
Dear Sharon, Sheldon and Larry,

I have such good memories of that magic summer at the apartment pool. I truly loved your parents. They were good, genuine people. Didn’t your father call her Rose? May her memory be for a blessing.

Jodi Rider

Posted at 07:34pm
To Michael and Sharon Demb (Sharon, I don't know if you remember me from the days Mike and I were little, but you were also friendly with my own late mother, Carol Rombro Rider):

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother/grandmother and wish to express my condolences.

Michael Schwarz

Posted at 02:05pm
Dear Larry, Sharon and Sheldon,

I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have many fond memories of her and your dad, as we grew up in Pikesville. Condolences from our family to yours. -Michael

shellye and steve gilden

Posted at 01:23pm
Sheldon , sharon and larry , please accept our sincere condolences. We are so sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Elisabeth A Granek

Posted at 11:28am
Sharon, Sheldon and Larry,
Your Mom's passing brings back many childhood memories. My thoughts are with you. Though she is now longer with us on the earth she will forever be in our hearts.

Steve Granek

Posted at 09:37am
Sharon, Sheldon and Larry - I have many fond memories of your mother and many very funny (and some embarrassing!) times she had to deal with, with us kids on Aragon Avenue. Your mother was a wonderful warm and generous woman. One would need a very hard heart to not feel loved in her presence. Losing a parent is difficult, of course. She will remain in your hearts (and in many other's hearts as well) forever. My thoughts are with you and yours.

Alan & Marsha Blank

Posted at 09:22am
Condolences to Sharon, Larry & entire family. I remember Esther at services every week at Ner Tamid always wishing me a Good Shabbos with a big smile. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem.

Wendy Berkow

Posted at 09:08am
Dear Sheldon, and families, Sending condolences on the loss of your beloved Mother.

Amy Rosenbaum

Posted at 08:23am
Cousins Sharon, Marvin, Bryony, and deepest condolences in this hard time. Lots of love and hugs to you all. Hope to see everyone soon.

Debby Katzen

Posted at 06:51pm
Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May her memory be a blessing.
With deepest sympathy,
Debby (Bacher) Katzen

Karen and Hudson Myers

Posted at 06:29pm
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nancy Carp

Posted at 06:23pm
To the Kruger Family,
My condolences on the passing of Esther. Esther and Jerry were friends of my parents and I met them many times. Esther was one of the sweetest women I have ever known. She always had a smile. May her memory be for a blessing.

Helene Meren

Posted at 04:39pm
Dear Sharon & Family, I was so sorry to read that your Mom and Grandmother passed away. I remember always asking you , Sharon whenever I spoke to you how she was doing. I now know where you got your creativity from. I will talk to you when things settle down. Take care!

Della and Gary King

Posted at 04:02pm
Sharon, so sorry to hear about your mother. Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Roslyn Graham

Posted at 01:23pm
Barry and I are sorry for your loss. We've always had fond memories of your mom. May her memory bring you lots of joy.

Gary Seidman

Posted at 12:47pm
Dear Sharon, Sheldon, and Family,
I was so sorry to hear the loss of your beloved Mother, Esther. I send my condolences to your whole family.

Sheila Kalish Fechter

Posted at 11:30am
Dear Sharon & family
BDE. Deepest sympathies upon the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother, great gm.
She took such great care of your Dad and was always sharing recipes. No matter how busy she was, still hosted family Shabbat and yom
Tov meals...treasure the memories of the good times you shared knowing she is reunited w/your Dad.

Joyce Axelman

Posted at 11:17am
Dear Sharon, Sheldon, and Larry,
I am so sorry for the loss of you mother. I have known her my whole life. My mother considered her as her closest friend. Mom would always call her whenever she needed to know how to do anything creative. I have fond memories of our time spent together as
children. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sheila Mentz

Posted at 10:41am
Dear Sharon,
I was so saddened to read of the passing of your beloved mother. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy.

Judy & Evan Cohen

Posted at 10:33am
Dear Sharon and Family,

Evan and I send our deepest sympathies. May your wonderful memories help you to navigate these difficult days ahead.
Judy & Evan Cohen

Karen Press Feldman, Arizona

Posted at 10:28am
Dear Sharon, Sheldon, Larry, and Family,
I am saddened to hear about your Beloved Mom’s passing. I have many fond and vivid memories that go way back to our childhood. “Aunt” Esther was always so warm and welcoming..... I loved playing at your house and attending birthday parties that she made extra unique and special with her many talents. I can recall the lovely clothing she made by hand. Even as we grew up and went our separate ways, whenever I saw your Mom, she was extremely engaging. Losing our parents is so very difficult. Hoping that all your beautiful memories will bring you strength and comfort during this difficult time and always!

leslie pollack

Posted at 10:21am
I am sorry to hear of Esther's death. She and Jerry were lifelong friends of my parents, Beverly and Bill Pollack; the earliest story I remember is of Jerry and Bill's joint bar mitzvah, I think in 1939, where the "party" consisted of cookies and tea. As couples, they socialized regularly, and I heard stories of Esther and Jerry's far away travels, including I believe down the Amazon; wherever they went they maintained kashrut. I last saw Esther at my mother's funeral five years ago and then after the unveiling. She told me that she always got dressed up for shabbos, even if she wasn't going to shul. My condolences to the family. Leslie Pollack

Sylvia Berger, San Francisco, Ca.

Posted at 10:20am
Dear Sheldon and Lynn, Sending my sincere sympathy to you both on the loss of your mother and mother-in-law.

Stephen, Aaron, and Terry Needel

Posted at 09:50am
So very, very sorry.

Karen Berkowitz

Posted at 09:11am
Dear Kruger Klan,

We called her “Rosie” many good memories ......she was so welcoming to me and my family. Her tayglach were so special, as well as her art work, her sewing, cooking and baking, taking care of her family, (especially Jerry), all of which were her pride and joy. Although we lost touch over the past years, I never stopped thinking of her. Keep your memories close to your heart, and carry on her traditions.

Larry and Jill Layton

Posted at 08:25am
Jill and I are so sorry to hear about Esther. She was always asking about my mom. Will miss seeing her. We hope you all find peace and comfort in her memory.

Murray and Michele Kalish

Posted at 07:55am
Sharon and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved mom. All of you are in our
thoughts and prayers.

Andee Klein and Family

Posted at 06:36am
So very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother.

Ava and Bud Frank

Posted at 05:26am
So sorry to hear of your loss. May you have nothing but fond memories of her. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Susan Uszerowicz Levine

Posted at 05:18am
Dear Sharon, Sheldon, Larry & Families
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Esther. I have such fond memories of her when I lived nearby. It was always a joy to see the paintings or amazingly sewn garments she created. She was an absolutely lovely woman who clearly cherished her family. May her memory be a blessing.

Betty and Joel Canfield

Posted at 10:08pm
Melvin, we’re sorry to get this sad news about your sister. Sending our condolences to you and Esther’s family.

sheldon caplan

Posted at 07:56pm
Sharon, so very sorry for your loss..

Susan and Howard Sirkis

Posted at 07:55pm
Dear Sharon, Larry, Sheldon, and families,
So sorry to hear about your mother. She was always smiling and seemed so proud of her family. Whenever we would be in your company and she was there she made us all feel welcomed. I remember coming to her house for several happy occasions when the kids were small and everyone had a great time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you . We hope that all your wonderful memories of her help you through this sad time.

David and Alissa Blitstein

Posted at 07:51pm
David and Alissa Blitstein are so very sorry for your loss

Alan Heller

Posted at 07:42pm
Dear Sharon and family,
So sorry for your loss. Remember her fondly from the times she joined me as a volunteer in the Israeli Army. May she rest in peace.

Irv & Barb Horseman

Posted at 07:40pm
Dear Larry,
We were so sad to hear of the loss of your mom. We watched as you faithfully left home every Friday evening to enjoy Erev Shabbat dinner at your mom's home. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Your neighbors,
Irv and Barb


Posted at 06:17pm
Dear Sheldon, Lynn, Larry and family,
We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. We are thinking of all of you.
Susan and Jack

Jeannette Feldman

Posted at 04:05pm
We are so very sorry to hear this news about our wonderful cousin, Esther. Our condolences to the family. She was a special lady and we will keep her memory close to our hearts. Jeannette Feldman and Edith Shulman

Michael Friedman

Posted at 03:54pm
Melvin and Stanley,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved sister.

Michael and Marcia Murray

Posted at 02:40pm
Dear Sheldon, Lynn and Family,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We hope that your many memories will help sustain you during this difficult time.

Sandy and Joe Krome

Posted at 12:58pm
Sharon and Family,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time.
We hope that all of your wonderful memories will be a source of comfort.
I will always remember as a sweet kind person with a warm heart.

Charlene Stoler Schimberg

Posted at 12:56pm
Dear Sharon, Sheldon. Larry, Melvin & family
I was so very saddened to see this posting today. Esther was the epitome of a balabusta--cooking, baking, sewing, artwork. Whatever she did she did it with style & flair. My parents could not have had better next door neighbors. Our moms were quite a pair at times!! My deepest condolences to all of you. May Esther's memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved her. BDE

David Gordon

Posted at 12:43pm
Baruch dayan ha'emet. May you find comfort among the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim.
David and Beth Gordon

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