MARTIN MARY SNYDER MARTIN On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, beloved mother, aunt, sister and daughter Mary Martin died of cancer. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA and spent 55 years living in the Washington DC area. A graduate of George Washington University, she worked in the Washington Bureau of CBS News for 27 years, mostly as a TV News Producer, but also as the Deputy Bureau Chief. She was a talented producer who met and covered several U.S. presidents and world leaders including Nelson Mandela, traveled all over the world, and won 2 National Emmy awards at CBS. After leaving CBS in 2001, Ms. Martin was a producer for the documentary series Presidential Conversations on the Constitution, for which she won a local Emmy, and taught journalism as a visiting instructor in the Washington Program of the Northwestern Medill School of Journalism. She was also a passionate advocate for people in need. She volunteered at Montgomery Hospice, and was a member of the Montgomery County Commission on People with Disabilities. At the time of her death she was the Communications and Public Relations Director for ArtStream, a non-profit organization dedicated to using various art forms to help communities in need. She touched many lives with her compassion and generous spirit. Her quick wit entertained many friends and colleagues. She will be missed by many. She was a beloved mother of Patrick and Richard James Martin; daughter of Anne Marie Snyder; sister of John Snyder (Sherry), James W. Snyder, Catherine Snyder-Charlip (Lou Charlip) and Owen Snyder (Kelly). Also survived by nieces, Meghan Snyder, Emily Charlip, Caroline and Julia Snyder; nephews, Greg and Tim Snyder, Danny Charlip and former husband, Rick Martin. She was preceded in death by father, James L. Snyder and sister, Margaret Snyder Fugger. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church, 9525 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD on Saturday January 25 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers,memorial contributions may be made to ArtStream and Montgomery Hospice. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church, 9525 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD on Saturday January 25 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers,memorial contributions may be made to ArtStream and Montgomery Hospice.
Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 19, 2014