Martha Rachel George
Sometime during the night of July 16, 2003, Martha George passed peacefully into Glory. She was 90.
Martha was born in Philadelpha on December 19, 1912 to Armenian immigrants, Isaiah and Rachel George. She was the eldest daughter and the third of 15 children. The large family was raised in a Christian home. They built strong family bonds. They valued education. Despite the hardships the family endured through the Great Depression, Martha completed her education earning a masters at the University of Pennsylvania. She taught for many years at Overbrook School for the Blind. She also gave private piano lessons in the family home.
Martha was devout in her Christian faith. The Lord gave her a long life in which to serve Him. As we remember Aunt Martha's life, we remember the verse from Psalms 90:12, "Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
A service of Christian burial was held on Saturday, July, 19th at 11 a.m. at Bringhurst Funeral Home at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwood, PA. The graveside service for Martha was a moving event. Rev. Larson from Woodland church officiated and performed the service with grace and dignity.
A luncheon was held in the Atrium at Bringhurst Funeral Home following the service. Those in attendance were: Ruth, Florence, Ronnie, Bill Neef, Mizza Dot, Ed, Ken, Judy, Bette, Rachel, Lu Ann, Mark, Donna, Allie, Howard, Tuddy, Rev. and Mrs. Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Sarlo, Helen Menges, and Eleanor Smythe.
A memorial service for Martha will be held at Woodland Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, August 26, at 11 a.m.
MARTHA R., July 17, 2003, of Phila.; beloved sister of Ruth, Florence, Elizabeth Landon, Virginia Adair, and the late Rev. Edward George, Emmanuel J., Franklin C., Mary and Esther; also survived by 10 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews. She was a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and a teacher at Overbrook School For The Blind for many years. Memorial Service at The Woodland Presbyterian Church, 42nd and Pine Sts., Phila. PA 19104 at a later date. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Martha's memory may be made to the Woodland Presbyterian Church at the above named address. Arr. BRINGHURST FUNERAL HOME AT WEST LAUREL HILL CEMETERY.
Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on 7/20/2003.
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