February 27, 1937 – August 6, 2019
Olof Martensson, age 82, of Annapolis passed away Tuesday August 6, 2019 surrounded by his family. Born in Sweden on February 27, 1937 he moved to the United States with his family in 1979 to start the US chapter of their family business, Sunair Awnings & Solar Screens. Olof was a pioneer in the retractable awning industry in the United States and was an inspiration and mentor to many. His contribution to the awning industry will be long remembered. Olof enjoyed sailing, travel, antique cars, entertaining, happy hour and sharing his stories with family and friends. He also enjoyed spending time at his other homes in Vero Beach, Florida and Falsterbo, Sweden. Olof was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mona. He is survived by his children; Robert and Estelle and their spouses Jul Lee and Robert; grandchildren Alexandra, Cory, Patrick, Cole, Sofia, and Malena; and his sister Karin of Sweden. Friends and family may visit at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 on Monday August 12, 2019 from 3 to 5 PM for a memorial gathering. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake.
- Hospice of the Chesapeake
- Memorial Gathering Monday, August 12, 2019
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marion and gene fauble
August 19, 2019
Dear Robert and Estelle
We are so sorry to hear about your dad. We have so many fond memories of the times we spent together. Your mom and dad were such gracious hosts and really great friends. Wish we had not lived so far apart. Sorry we didn't have more time together.
With all our love.
Marion and Gene Faubel
August 14, 2019
Robert and Estelle,
I am so sorry to have just heard about your father's passing. I am sure I do not have to explain to you how much I adored both of your parents. I met them and you over 40 years ago, and to this day think about them often. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
August 12, 2019
My condolences to your family.
Robert & Carol Trotte
August 12, 2019
Robert, Estelle & family: So very sorry for your loss. We had the pleasure of meeting and working with Olaf on many occasions over the years in the awning industry. Always a gentleman. Rest in peace. May the family find comfort in your memories and love.
Respectfully, Bob and Carol Trotte, F&S Awning Co., Edison, NJ
August 9, 2019
Dear Robert & Estelle, Sherrill and I cherish many great memories with both Olof and Mona. It was about 40 years ago when we all met. During that time, Olof was not only my favorite business associate, but a close friend and mentor. He accomplished so much in one lifetime and I was in awe of him. Not only was he a very successful entrepreneur, he was also a great husband and father. He and Mona always made me and Sherrill feel comfortable whenever we were in their company, or at their homes. We will always remember and miss our good friend Olof.
Bill & Priscilla Mitchell
August 9, 2019
Dear Robert, Estelle, and Family,
Olof was my good friend and client in the formative years of Awnings Unlimited (Sunair). Short in stature, he was a giant of sincerity, integrity, intelligence, energy, compassion, and love. I miss both Mona and Olof, but I often recall and cherish the many memories I hold of both of them.
They taught you well, Robert and Estelle, and I am certain they are as proud of your accomplishments, as you are of their guidance.
Bill and Priscilla Mitchell
August 8, 2019
Robert and Estele sorry to hear of your loss. I first meet your mom and dad at a trade show in the Inner Harbor . He invited my wife and I to dinner and been doing business to this day . I still remember the quote he told me Mike Iannone Window Trends . If you want to hear what he said please call me . I will tell you the story