In Memory Of

Martin Strother

Richmond, Virginia

Guest Book

April 24, 2010

My prayers go out to Martin's family. I took private voice lessons from him and it enhanced my singing with my church choir and he gave me a great appreciation for opera in ways that were unexpected and refreshing. It was through private voice lessons from Martin that I connected the dots as a true soprano and not an alto. Rest and peace to his soul.
CS Brinkley--Chesterfield, VA

woodrow white

December 03, 2009 | Williamsburg, VA

Because of Martin, I was able to find the limits of my talent to sing. Thanks again Martin, you will always be in my thoughts.Made God bless the family in your time of sorrow.

l jones-winston

November 25, 2009 | Ashland, VA

To the Strother Family.

My thoughts and prayers goes out to you. I knew Martin as a child and lost contact with him after graduation.

From what I read, he had many accomplishments.

May God bless you during your time of sorrow.

lu richards

November 24, 2009 | Richmond, VA

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Martin's passing. I met Martin during my freshman year at VUU. Martin's voice was powerful and vibrant and we often referred to him as Martin "Strothervinsky" as we knew "Opera" was in his future.

I feel honored and priviledged to have known him and pray that you will find peace and comfort in the memories he has left for you. VUU Class of '74

November 22, 2009

From one Brother to another. Brother Martin may you rest in peace. All Grooves will one day meet in heaven. "Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal." Pete (Northern Virginia Chapter, NOVA)

mary b

November 21, 2009

My sincere condolences to Martin's family. It was my pleasure to work with him on several shows, to experience his many talents, and to enjoy his friendship. He will be missed, but has left a wonderful legacy to the arts and to the Richmond community. You are in my prayers,and I hope memories of his warmth, talent and endless humor wiil comfort you.

l. shirley harvey

November 21, 2009 | Richmond, VA

To the family:

I never heard Martin sing, but his eyes always did. He was such a very pleasant person. I enjoyed speaking with him when we had the chance. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

christine tonkin

November 21, 2009 | Toronto, ON

Martin was "Quirk" to me when we were children playing in our West End neighbourhood. I was on Powhatan & he was around the corner on Meadow. His sister Florence also played at my house and Melvin hung out with my older brother Marvin. We went through school together until graduating from M.L.Walker H.S where we both sang in the choir. What a wonderful, talented, kind and special guy. From reading other's comments, I'm sorry we were not in touch in later years.


November 20, 2009 | Richmond

So very sorry to hear of Marty's passing. Although it's been many years now, I can still hear that infectious laughter that could brighten your day! Music may have defined his life, but it was his spirit that made an unforgetable impression on everyone he met. What a big heart he had!
My heart goes out to you, for this terrible loss to your family...


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