Former State Senator Norman Stone Has Died

Former state Senator Norman Stone passed away at the age of 87.

Stone represented the Edgemere area for 52 years in the Maryland General Assembly and 48 years as a member of the Maryland State Senate. He was added to the Dundalk region and later the Essex area.

Former Gov. Larry Hogan released a statement on Stone’s passing.

“I’m saddened to learn of the passing of Former Maryland State Senator Norman Stone. His legacy as the longest-serving member of the General Assembly, spanning nearly five decades, will be remembered,” Hogan said.

“Norm was a wonderful man and his dedication to public service leaves an indelible mark on our state. Yumi and I offer our heartfelt condolences to Joanne, his children, and all those who had the privilege of knowing him.:

Stone was also an attorney.

Stone retired as 6th District Senator after the 2014 session. He was succeeded by state Senator Johnny Ray Salling in District 6 in 2015. Salling released a statement about his predecessor.

“It is a very sad day and a loss to Maryland and the 6th District of Baltimore County. Our friend and Senate Norman Stone passed away yesterday morning,” Salling said in a statement.

“Please pray for JoAnne Gardiner Stone and the family at this time of loss. God bless you my friend.”

Benjamin Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later in 2022.