Stanley Kroiz

Stanley Kroiz

October 14, 1935 - April 8, 2021
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    Sunday, April 11th, 2021 | 4:00pm
    Sunday, April 11th, 2021 4:00pm
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Stanley Nelson Kroiz was born 10/14/1935 in Philadelphia to Sara and Samuel Kroiz. Stanley's early years were spent in Philadelphia with his younger brother Gerson, his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family moved to Baltimore in the '40s. The 1950s brought a new home on Sequoia Ave and a new brother, Louis. Stanley graduated from Baltimore City College and went to Goddard College and received a BA. He met Emeline (Emmy) Schick at Goddard. Stanley went to Bristol Olvick in Bristol, England for graduate school. Stanley trained as a Shakespearian Actor. During his years in England, he traveled throughout Europe visiting museums, studying art and architecture. He and Emmy, the love of his life, married and bought their first home in Bolton Hill. Stanley kept his love of theater but his creativity turned toward design. He took interior design courses at the Maryland Institute College of Art and worked for several retail furniture stores. He found his niche at the business he started, Studio House Designs, until he retired. He designed for charity, homeowners, and commercial clients. Stanley and Emmy enjoyed buying a place, redesigning it, and moving on to the next place. They were married for over fifty years. He loved Broadway shows, movies, traveling to New York, Europe, Asia, and skiing in Colorado. He was an active member of Beth Am Congregation. Stanley was a devoted uncle to his nieces, nephews and was very active in their lives. He is predeceased by his wife Emmy, his parents, and brother Gerson.

He is survived by his brother Louis of Lovettsville, Va. Sister-in-laws Donna Kroiz and Joan Schick. Nephews Gabriel, Reuben and Samuel Kroiz, Edward Seidel, Jeffrey Metzger. Nieces, Shana Kroiz, Mina Cheon, Lauren Kroiz, Beth Kroiz Metzger, Molly M. Kroiz, Lisa Schick, Patricia Kerwacki. Great nephews Gerson, Isaac Kroiz Seidel, Isaac Kroiz, Doolin Kroiz, Lyle Metzger. Great nieces, Galya Kroiz Seidel, Sasha Kroiz, Mabel Kroiz, Ella Metzger.

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Judy Esterson Chernak

Posted at 11:32pm
So sad to hear of the passing of Stanley, a lovely and talented guy. My fondest memories are of visiting his shop looking for accessories for my new home and buying off the floor---and off the wall--- a few pieces that weren't for sale! I thought they were just perfect for my spots, and he thought they belonged where they already were! Eventually, he agreed and let them go. I've never regretted the decisions and to this day never forgot his gracious acquiescence to my rather bold mode of purchasing. They both still occupy places of honor and remind me of him. My condolences to the family.


Gail Margolid

Posted at 09:48pm
I am so very sad and sorry to hear of Stanley's passing. He was a wonderful talented guy who will be truly missed by all. Stanley did a beautiful job decorating my house and my daughter's house. He was a pleasure to work with. My most heartfelt sympathy to the family. May all your fond memories bring you much comfort during this difficult time.

Jill Kamenetz

Posted at 10:01pm
I think of Stanley often. He designed my home and I love everything that he did. Whenever he was coming over to decorate I would always have a freshly brewed cup of coffee waiting for him. He was so talented and easy to work with. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing .
Jill Kamenetz

Glenn Berger

Posted at 08:35am
The Board of Directors and the Residents of Harper House send our deepest condolences for the passing of our very talented and kind long time neighbor at Harper House. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Alden Holmstrom

Posted at 04:58pm
Thoughts and prayers to to the Kroiz and Metzger families.
Love your Kesselman Cousins....

Dominique Zeltzman

Posted at 04:17pm
Sending much love and strength to the family.

Sheldon and Bonnie Levitt. Scottsdale AZ

Posted at 02:35pm
Louis and family, We are so very sorry to learn of Stanley’s passing. He was truly a Renaissance Man bringing much happiness to many through his creativity. May the memories of happy times together bring you all comfort and may Stanley’s memory be forever a blessing.

Anna Kesselman Alden

Posted at 01:59pm
Anna Kesselman Alden

My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Kroiz and Metzger families. I will be praying for you all.

Love, Anna

Baltimore City College Alumni Association

Posted at 12:44pm
To all who mourn for
Stanley N. Kroiz
the Officers and Board of the
Baltimore City College Alumni Association
extend their condolences.

Edward Kesselman

Posted at 11:17am
G-d bless you Stanley Kroiz.

Edward Kesselman

Posted at 11:13am
Stanley was a mensch. The original renaissance man of our family. Everyone in the Kesselman family liked and loved Stanley. For those of you who know my family, you understand what a tremendous compliment that is and a testament to Stanley’s ability to make everyone feel good and be a part of the larger of the Kroiz, Metzger, Kesselman families. Rest in peace and G-s bless you Stanley Kroiz. Eddie

Nancy Hackerman

Posted at 10:26am
Stanley was a unique individual with far ranging interests and expertise. He was the first designer I worked with and together with Stephen Basel, we started ‘zooks’ - the very first mid-century modern retail store in Maryland. It was on Charles street and ahead of its time in the 80’s. We had a blast finding, buying and selling. It was a serious hobby. The best day was when a buyer came in and bought most of the contents of the store and shipped it back to Japan.

Harvey & Arlene Stein

Posted at 10:25am
Louis and Family,
I was sadden to learn of Stanley's passing. I would periodically see him when he was working on a project for a client. Memories of him, Gerson, and you started back at Taney Manor when our family became first tenants, then friends of your family. I am sure you will have many memories to keep and to share with family.

Gary Seidman

Posted at 10:03am
Louis and Family,
I am so sorry to hear the loss of your beloved brother and Uncle, Stanley. My condolences to you and your family! I live at the Elmont Condominiums and the Boys Latin Class of 1972.

Dale Kahn

Posted at 09:47am
Shana and family - My sincere condolences on your loss. Stanley was a very talented and creative designer who I was fortunate to work with for many years. He left his creative touch in many beautiful homes.

Joann Rodgers

Posted at 09:21am
Eddie: Sincere condolences to you and your family.

Amy Gold

Posted at 08:24am
Shana dear
Am so sorry to learn of your loss. Your uncle seemed to have had an exciting and wonderful life... not unlike your own. I send love and sympathy to you and your family.

Gerald Lichter

Posted at 08:16am
What a great person.I worked as a cabinetmaker/ picture framer with Stanley in residential and commercial design work for many years . What a great smile and wonderful human being . May his wonderful memories be a blessing to all who were related and were lucky enough to enjoy his friendship.
Peace and love

Richard Milner

Posted at 08:11am
Sorry to hear about Staley’s passing. While I only met him a few times early in life, I remember his bright and beautiful spirit.

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