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Norma A. Langley
Service: Private
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church, 520 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Norma Ann Sekinger Langley passed away on June 6, 2020.

She was born June 11, 1936, in Syracuse, New York, and she attended Syracuse University, where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Management and graduated with honors. A year after graduation, she met fellow alum Roger Langley at a party following a football game, when a mutual friend said they had a similar offbeat sense of humor. Thus began more than six decades of banter and laughter and love. They married in 1960. After a period at Remington Rand where she exceled among mostly male engineers, she returned to Syracuse to earn a Master’s degree in Education, which she put to use as a beloved high school teacher of business and English in the small town of Truxton, New York. She moved with her family to New Jersey and then Florida, where she focused on raising her children David, Jennifer and Michael.

In 1975, the family moved to Rockville, Maryland, where Norma lived the rest of her life, establishing deep friendships with fellow book lovers, card players and swimming enthusiasts. After helping her husband in his journalism career, she became a journalist herself, eventually becoming Bureau Chief for the National Star in Washington. As a reporter she covered everything from country music news to celebrity predictions with renowned psychic Jeanne Dixon, meeting and winning the esteem of countless interviewees, including First Lady of Country Music Tammy Wynette and actual First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

A devout Catholic, Norma served her parish St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rockville tirelessly, including working with her husband to lead the RCIA program that brought new converts into the Church for 15 years. She supplemented the sound Catholic dogma she supplied to her students with copious pie and ice cream. Norma earned many certificates for parish service and was named Parishioner of the Year.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Langley, her sister, Shirley Gallagher, her three children, David Langley, Jennifer FitzPatrick and Michael Langley, and her three grandchildren, Colin and Paige FitzPatrick and Evelyn Langley.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rockville, MD.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities      (

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