Martin Edelston, 84, of Greenwich, CT, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2013. He was born in Newark, New Jersey and raised his family in Short Hills, New Jersey 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 United Jewish Federation of Greenwich, ujafedgreenwich.org
, or the nonprofit educational foundation Marketing Edge, www.marketingedge.org.
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