School 12

Norma Moore Martof

August 2, 1944 ~ November 12, 2022 (age 78)
Read more about the life story of Norma and share your memories in the Tribute Book.    

Obituary

 

Norma Martof, 78, of Columbia, MD, passed away on November 12, 2022 at Howard County General Hospital.  She was born August 2, 1944 in Savannah, GA, to Howard and Lois Moore. She grew up in Elbert County, Georgia.

She truly was a life long learner having graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Psychology/Zoology. She also held a Masters in Molecular Genetics (1973) and a Doctorate of Education (1996) from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Norma taught high school science for 34 years in the Prince George’s County Public School System. Her teaching career brought her to Fairmont Heights HS (23 years) and Flowers HS (9 years), in addition to other schools. During that time, she directed the writing of the play "Ray of Hope" by her AP Biology class. This play won the Maryland State Playwriting Contest sponsored by the National Institute of Health. She also won the Judith Ruchkin Research Award from the Maryland Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.

She loved teaching and serving her community. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bowie, MD. She was also president of the Prince George's Public School Retirees Association, a 15-year member of the Bowie Health Center Board along with many other education and teacher associations. She enjoyed theater, music, reading and writing and continued to take classes in writing and drawing in retirement. She adored her grandsons and loved all animals.

She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Tanya Martof, son-in-law, Mark Pennsy, and grandsons, Joseph and Joshua. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, two brothers and her sister.

A visitation will be held at Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P.A., 12540 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029 on Sunday, November 20 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 6600 Laurel Bowie Rd, Bowie, MD 20715 on Tuesday, November 22 at 10:00 am. 

Donations could be made to Freedom Service Dogs or American Lung Association

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Sunday
November 20, 2022

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P. A.
12540 Clarksville Pike, Rt 108
Clarksville, Maryland 21029

Funeral Service
Tuesday
November 22, 2022

10:00 AM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
6600 Laurel Bowie Rd
Bowie, MD 20715

Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Ongoing
Online Event
About this event

profile

In Loving Memory Of

Norma Martof

August 2, 1944-November 12, 2022




Look inside to read what others have shared



Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in the book.   

Donations

American Lung Association
Chicago IL
Web: http://www.lung.org

Freedom Service Dogs of America
7193 S. Dillon Court, Englewood CO 80112
Web: https://freedomservicedogs.org/

© 2022 Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P.A.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility