OBITUARY

Martin Edelston

Martin Edelston, 84, of Greenwich, CT, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2013. He was born in Newark, New Jersey and raised his family in Short Hills, New Jersey before moving to Greenwich in 1994. Marty, who started his career as an advertising salesman, became a pioneer in the direct marketing and publishing industries when he launched his company, Boardroom Inc., and the flagship Boardroom Reports newsletter in 1972, as well as subsequent newsletters, including Bottom Line/Personal and Bottom Line/Health, and numerous books. He was a philanthropist, a provocateur, a caring man of action who helped millions of individuals, both directly and through the invaluable advice published these past 40 years in the company's newsletters and books. Marty is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rita, their three children, Sam Edelston, Sarah Hiner and Marjory Abrams and their spouses, and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held at Temple Sholom in Greenwich, CT on Friday, October 4 at noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Jewish Family Service of Greenwich, www.jfsgreenwich.org, or the United Jewish Federation of Greenwich, ujafedgreenwich.org, or the nonprofit educational foundation Marketing Edge, www.marketingedge.org. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.leopgallagherstamford.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, October 4, 2013
  • Burial Friday, October 4, 2013
REMEMBERING

Martin Edelston

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Minna Zielonka - Packer

September 22, 2014

I knew Marty as an art collector and later as an inspirational friend. A telephone call or a note from Marty could brighten my day beyond belief. It was simply the way in which he communicated. I will never forget the bold giant notes he would send that read, "Fantastic", "Wow!!!" or "Wonderful". This is a man who could make you feel great simply by the way he said, "Hello!". What a special man he was! Please note that he donated much of his contemporary art collection to The Chicago Art Institute, in a group of works entitled "Life Lessons".
- Minna Zielonka-Packer

michael curry

April 22, 2014

I thought that after six months, it would be easier to write something about Marty. It's not.

Marty was a great guy. The kind of guy you could go to for advice, if you didn't have a father to go to. The kind of guy that would always give you his time and never steer you wrong. Marty was that kind of guy.

My deepest sympathy and respect to Mrs. Edelston and the kids.

Maria Elena Schacknies

October 25, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Martin's family. I met Martin at his first I-Power Seminar in Washington, D.C. I still remember what he shared with us and how instructive and useful it was. May he rest in peace.

Veronica Vera

October 19, 2013

My deepest condolences to the Edelston and Boardroom families. I am grateful that I shared many a happy table and spirited onversation with Marty Edelston, our generous host. His determination to connect people and to spread knowledge were among his many talents and gifts to all. Thank you, Marty.

BETTY YARMON

October 13, 2013

I REMEMBER MARTIN EDELSTON AS BEING A FRIEND OF MY HUSBAND MORTON YARMON AND MYSELF....HIS LEAVING US MAKES THE WORLD A LESS GOOD PLACE...BUT HE LEAVES HIS MARK ON THE WORLD....

Jane Kornbluth

October 12, 2013

Dear Rita, Sarah, Sam and Margie,
Marty was a unique and powerful force of nature. He left an indelible mark in business, in person and in life. I am glad to have known and to have worked for him.

Kim Grover

October 11, 2013

I still refer back to the marketing logic I learned working at Boardroom in the 80s. To Marty's family and friends I extend my deepest condolences, he will always be fondly remembered.

joan monte

October 10, 2013

Dear Rita my deepest sympathy to you and family I'm so glad we had those few meals together. I so enjoyed them. Hang in there and remember those great memories of 58 years. fondly

Carole Mandel

October 9, 2013

It was an honor to have worked for and with him.

Joyce Gioia

October 7, 2013

My husband, Carl, joins me in expressing our deepest sympathy to both Marty's related and work families. Many on the planet will miss his wit and wisdom. The Herman Trend Alert on Wednesday will be dedicated to his memory. It is the belated result of having attended one of Marty's valuable salons in New York.