Martha R. Forst, age 73, died peacefully in her sleep at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mt. Airy Maryland on Thursday, April 15, 2021 where she had been residing for the last 14 years.
Martha was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 29, 1947. She was the second child of nine to Albert L. Forst and Martha Kennedy. The family moved to Wheaton, Maryland in 1951 where Martha went to and graduated from St. Gertrudes Catholic School for special needs children in Washington DC. She has lived in various hospitals and nursing homes in DC and Maryland most of her life, most recently Pleasant View where she was known as helpful Martha since one of her favorite activities was making sure every resident had a full pitcher of water. Martha was very fond of candy and other treats and generously shared them with the residents and staff as well. When family would visit she enjoyed getting out her favorite cards and board games to play War or Cootie.
Martha is survived by her brothers, Greg, A.J and Joe Forst and her sisters, Mary Wade, Joan Forest and Suzanne Burkhardt. Martha is predeceased by her mother and father and her brothers, Paul and Thomas.
Due the Maryland State Covid-19 Mandate, masks and social distancing is required.
Martha’s Memorial Mass will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1125 St. Michael's Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771 on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:00 am.
Interment will follow at St. Michael's Catholic Church Cemetery.
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