Martin, George W.

March 12, 2006

On March 9, 2006, GEORGE W. MARTIN, of Columbia passed peacefully in the presence of his family. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Marie (nee Chamberlain), loving father of George Andrew Martin and his wife Hannia Gonzalez, Daniel Christopher Martin and his wife Carie Beth, Joseph Justin Martin, Jon Joseph Martin and his wife Diane and Jason Gardner. Dear brother of Leon, Thomas, Virginia and Sr. Theresa Martin. Cherished grandfather of Maya Simone and Tadea Nicole Martin-Gonzalez and Riley Elizabeth Martin. George was preceded in death by his siblings, Philip, Andrew and Martine Martin. His life was one of service and ministry. A Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church, he was devoted to fostering ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, cooperation and community, and expressed his beliefs through his activism for social and economic justice in service of the poor and the oppressed. He spent more than forty years in service as a mathematician, including thirty years at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Friends may call at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church (Wilde Lake Interfaith Center), 10431 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia, MD, 21044 on Monday, March 13, 2 to 4 and 7:30 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the above Church, Tuesday, March 14, 12 noon. All are welcome. Interment Columbia Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made to, Heifer Project International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203, or to, Columbia Cooperative Ministry, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia, MD 21044, ATTN: CCM. Gifts in memoriam may be made to the Columbia Foundation, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, MD 21044.

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