Dr. Edward L. Krieg, surgeon, dies


A Mass of Christian burial for Dr. Edward L. Krieg, who retired as a general surgeon and as a colonel in the Army Reserve, will be offered at 9 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Paulskirk Drive and Chatham Road, Ellicott City.

Dr. Krieg, who was 75 and lived on Ramsey Drive in Ellicott City, died of cancer Monday at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

He retired as a surgeon in 1987 but continued to serve as a consultant to the Social Security Adminis

tration until last March. He began his private practice in Baltimore after World War II.

During the war, he served with a hospital unit in England and France.

Recalled to active duty during the Korean War, he was stationed at the Aberdeen Proving Ground and then became chief of surgery at a regional hospital at Fort Lee in Virginia.

Before retiring from the reserve in 1975, he served as chief surgeon of one hospital unit and as commanding officer of another.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Calvert Hall High School, the

University of Maryland at College Park and its medical school.

Before entering the Army, he served his internship and residency at Bon Secours Hospital and later served on the staffs there and at Good Samaritan, St. Agnes and St. Joseph hospitals.

He is survived by his wife, the former Alice Beatrice Arnold; a son, Edward J. Krieg of Carney; two daughters, Alice B. Haldeman of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Mary K. Krieg of Baltimore; his mother, Ruby A. Krieg of Catonsville; and three grandchildren.

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