Norma S. Mason, 67, city schoolteacher

Norma S. Mason, a retired city elementary schoolteacher, died Aug. 13 in an automobile accident on Interstate 83 near Ruxton Road. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 67.

Mrs. Mason, a resident of Dolfield Avenue, suffered a heart attack while riding in a car that was involved in an accident with a truck, family members said.


She was born Norma Stewart in Baltimore and was raised in Lynchburg, Va. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Coppin State College, and taught for many years in city public schools before retiring in 1997 from Sarah M. Roach Elementary School on Old Frederick Road.

After retiring, she continued to teach as a substitute at Forest Park High School.


Mrs. Mason enjoyed cooking Southern-style dishes and entertaining family and friends. She also enjoyed visiting Atlantic City casinos.

She was a member of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church.

Services were held Monday.

Mrs. Mason is survived by her husband of 33 years, Robert Leon Mason, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. crane operator; a daughter, Theresa Woods Holman of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Her previous marriage to Leonard A. Briscoe ended in divorce.