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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

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...

Marty in Music Theatre of Utica's (Mich.) 1776 ---1972--2nd from the right.

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...

Seattle Opera's Ring, 2009, with Marty and Greer Grimsley.

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...

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

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...


MARTIN's Obituaries

PAKLEDINAZ--Martin. The Board of Directors, Artists and Staff of The Santa Fe Opera mourn the death of a brilliant colleague and friend. He will be remembered as an inspired costume designer and for the five magnificent productions he gave us. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and...

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