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MARTIN EDELSTON

EDELSTON--Martin, 84, of Greenwich, CT, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2013. He was born in Newark, NJ and raised his family in Short Hills, NJ 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 nonprofit educational foundation Marketing Edge, www.marketingedge.org

Funeral Home

Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home
2900 Summer Street Stamford, CT 069054304
(203) 327-1313

Published in The New York Times on Oct. 4, 2013
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