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KLITZNER, MARTIN PAUL Martin Paul Klitzner, president of Sunrise Capital Partners, a San Diego-based investment company, quietly passed away on April 14, 2012, with his wife Terry by his side. Nine months ago he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. He was incredibly proud of his son Lee, a freshman at University of California, Santa Barbara. Marty was a longtime leader and philanthropist in the community. He was an officer of Congregation Beth Israel, the Jewish Community Foundation, and Jewish Federation of San Diego County. He and his family were also active in many humanitarian causes, both local and international, and had a special interest in medical research. Family and friends will remember Marty's zest for life, quick wit, intelligence, integrity, unflappable loyalty, and sense of fairness. He was also known as a Southern gentleman with a soothing voice and a smile that lit up a room. He could often be found running the bluffs in Del Mar with his dog Indy, on the ski slopes in Park City, on the bike trails around the county, and pursuing his love of cars and watches. Marty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on February 21, 1945. He earned both a B.A. and M.B.A. at the University of Michigan. He also did post-graduate work at UCLA in Economics. Marty was the son of Louis and Isabel Klitzner. In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Jim Lindy of Memphis, brothers-in-law Stanley (Enid) and Warren Rosenblatt of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Randy (Barbara) Rosenblatt of Dallas, Texas, and beloved nieces and nephews Jay (Susan) Lindy, Peter (Wendy) Lindy, Phyllis (Larry) Gutterman, and Brian, Andy, Anna and Molly Rosenblatt. During his illness, Marty was grateful for the extraordinary care and compassion from his neuro-oncologist, Dr. Santosh Kesari, from Mila Yakubova, his kind and gentle caregiver, from Seacrest Village for treating him like family, and from many wonderful friends who visited and called. A memorial service was held at Congregation Beth Israel on Monday, April 16. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the .

Published in U-T San Diego on Apr. 17, 2012
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