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
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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
It was an honor to have worked for and with him.
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.
My most sincere condolences on Marty's passing. His accomplishments in business, and life in general, were truly remarkable. I was privileged to have known him.
Rita So Sorry To Learn Of Your Loss
My sincere condolences to the Edelston family.
Marty's caring spirit lives on in his wonderful family and in the unforgettable stories his countless friends tell.
My condolences to the Edelston and Boardroom families. I always tried to schedule my visits to NYC around the Boardroom dinners at the Four Seasons. I have fond recollections of Marty holding court and asking provocative questions that generated stimulating conversation. Marty was sui generis. He will be missed.
god speed, Marty- High
School and Rutgers classmate
Graduated Weequahic High School with Martin--June 46.
Martin and my cousin Bernard Hemmindinger
I still send Bottom Line to friends..
A gentleman and a gentle man....
Marty's generosity of spirit made a big difference in my life.
His was an active, engaged life to which he gave himself fully in business, as devoted family man, and as friend and mentor to so many,
Let us continue to be inspired by recollections of his wide-ranging interests, his energy, his perfectionism, his openness and willingmess to give of himself to all who sought him out.
Farewell my friend.
My condolences go out to the Edelston family. Marty was exceptional. He was the most generous person I have ever worked for. God's Blessings.
Marty had many roles in my life--initially a family friend, then my first employer (of a real office job), a precious patient, and most importantly, a dear friend. Directly and indirectly, he challenged those around him to be better and he gave sound advice. Marty had all the qualities of an exceptional entrepreneur and he was an incredibly generous human being. He lived his life fully and I am lucky to have been a part of it.
Funny, creative, a unique soul, and I feel very privileged to have known him. My thoughts and prayers to Sam, Margie, Sarah and Rita. (And Otto too).
How do you describe a legend, a master of marketing, an intellectually curious man, a gentlemen, a devoted husband and a loving father? Marty. We are proud to have known him and worked with him for many years. We will honor his memory by the work that we do and the caring that we show for his legacy - his family and his business.
The World was a better place because of Martin Edelston. He was a friend of my late husband, Morton Yarmon, and myself. God bless his memory and to his family....remember how lucky you have been to have lived and loved him. Betty Yarmon
My sincerest feelings of sadness for the family of Martin Edelston. My late husband and I knew Marty well and wish his family all the best in living without their beloved Father and friend. Betty Yarmon
Both my brother & I were Marty's baby sitter when he lived On Aldine St & St James place. Last saw him when he hosted us all at Maplewood Country Club. From Jerry Coopersmith
Many people are grateful to you Marty for your generosity and for the egalitarian atmosphere at Boardroom which was creative enough to allow many of us outliers a means to earn a living. My deepest condolences to your family. With deepest gratitude and love,
My heartfelt condolences to Marty's family and especially to my friend, Rita.
Diane Cowen (New Orleans, LA)
Marty was a brilliant and kind man. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.
With fond memories to a good friend and neighbor
With deep gratitude for a life well lived, for a man so full of genuine insight, drive, generosity, passion and compassion, I extend my condolences upon Marty's passing. A true mensch, Marty will long have a special place in my grateful heart, richer because of having had the honor and privilege of serving with him.
With the hope that your mourning may be soon be turned to grateful celebration for a life that was a gift from God, my heart and my prayers, and the prayers of my church, go out to you.
Let God's blessings embrace you.
The Rev. Dr. Sean B. Murray, pastor
First Cong'l Church of Riverhead, NY