Martin Edelston, 84, of Greenwich, Conn., died Oct. 2, 2013. He was born in Newark and raised his family in Short Hills before moving to Greenwich in 1994.
Mr. Edelston, 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 is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rita; his son, Sam; two daughters, Sarah Hiner and Marjory Abrams; and nine grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 4 with arrangements by Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, Stamford, Conn. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Family Service of Greenwich, United Jewish Federation of Greenwich, or Marketing Edge, a nonprofit educational foundation.