Services for Rose Siegel, a buyer for several Baltimore stores, will take place at 3 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Brothers funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.
Mrs. Siegel, who lived in Northwest Baltimore, died yesterday morning after a long struggle with emphysema. She was 86.
Mrs. Siegel, who was born Rose Scherr, came from Kovno, Lithuania, to South Baltimore with her family when she was 5 years old. The oldest of seven children, she left school at an early age to help support her sister and five brothers. When she was 19, she became the youngest buyer for what was then Brager-Eisenberg and frequently traveled to New York on business.
During her long career in the retail business, Mrs. Siegel also worked for the May Co., Brager-Gutman and Stewart's in Baltimore. From 1947 to 1963, she and her husband, Eli Siegel, also ran the Teens 'N Tots children's boutiques in Miami. Mr. Siegel died after the couple moved back to Baltimore in 1963.
After retiring, Mrs. Siegel cared for her mother.
Mrs. Siegel, who had lived for the past year in Levindale, was a member of Beth Abraham, the Eastern Star and Hadassah.
Mrs. Siegel is survived by a daughter, Harriet Miller of Baltimore; four brothers, Robert Scherr, Harry Scherr and Herbert Scherr, all of Baltimore, and Seymour Scherr of Westminster; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces, including Stanley Scherr of Baltimore, whom she and her mother helped raise.
The family suggests that contributions be made to the Levindale Torah Fund, Belvedere and Greenspring avenues, Baltimore, Md.