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March 05, 2014
I will always be thankful and feel honored for the oppurtunity that Martin presented to me allowing me to be my creative self , Martin thank you for everything ! You will surly be missed ! God Bless ! Gary White. The Custom Hatter. Buffalo NY
June 10, 2013
Just this past week Marty popped into my head.Not being in the "theatre world",I wondered what he has been up to.I hadn't heard much lately nominations etc.
I was watching the Tony's last night and saw his name and a photo in the Memoriam Section.
This was shocking to me and brought on deep sadness.
I first met Marty when he was working for Theoni Aldridge as her assistant back in 1981,I was working for Woody Schelp at the Barbara Matera Costume shop.While Marty and I never socialized when I ran into him we always had a nice chat.Rest in peace kind man!!
February 17, 2013
July 17, 2012
I remember Marty when he was a boy and I was 12 years older. My life was full at that time with my own stuff, and Marty was just another one of my cousins. I never saw him again until I paid respects to his Mom, my Aunt Dorothy. I remember her telling me how proud she was of Marty as he flourished in his career, and I made note of that. When Marty and I spoke after her death, I was impressed with him and the way he carried himself. He struck me as being very perceptive, thoughtful, and well versed on many subjects. He truly did earn a well-deserved niche among his peers and in the creative community. He will certainly be missed.
July 17, 2012
Marty was the most talented designer I have ever had the opportunity to work with, and I am so sad about his passing. Over the past twenty five years, I had the privilege of working on a dozen different projects with him. Marty always pushed those around him to work at a higher level than we thought possible, and the results were stunning costumes with the most interesting details and style lines.

Marty's sketches from over the years grace the walls of the Seattle Opera's costume shop; we treasure these reminders of our time with him.

Marty will be missed more than my words can say.
July 12, 2012
Martin was the best...The girls in the American Ballroom Theater company loved everything he ever did for them. He will be missed and remembered as an incredible designer. RIP Marty, Gary Pierce
July 12, 2012
Martin Pakledinaz was a wonderful man, a good friend, and a very gifted artist. In 1985, he gave me my first job as Hair Designer in the theater. It was the Off-Broadway production of "Surf City;" the Beach Boys' musical at the Entermedia Theatre, directed by Dennis Rosa. Working on that show was insane, but Martin and I had a blast, swimming with silk sharks and surfing our way through the insanity.

Martin and I worked on other projects through the years even after my career shifted to photography. I always enjoyed collaborating with Martin. He was a great, intelligent conversationalist. He had a delightful sense of humor, with just the right dose of wicked. He gave really smart advice. And then there was the majesty in his art.

I feel very lucky. Martin gave me a few sketches through the years, and I will treasure those exceptional works forever. I will never forget our time working together or the time we shared as friends. I am deeply saddened by the news of Martin's death. I loved this special man and I will miss him.

Marc Daniels
marcdanielsnyc at yahoo dot com
July 12, 2012
July 11, 2012
My sincere sympathy. God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with
peace and comfort to endure the days ahead. Psalm 46:1
July 11, 2012
"Draw close to God and he will draw close to you" at this difficult time.
James 4:8
GA

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Marty in Music Theatre of Utica's (Mich.) 1776 ---1972--2nd from the right. Seattle Opera's Ring, 2009, with Marty and Greer Grimsley.

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