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Minnesota Marty... #2339153
10/19/14 03:26 PM
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Dear PW,

It is with great regret that I must notify you all that I just received an email from a long time friend of Marty's. Marty passed away earlier this week. At this time I have no other information, but I will stay in touch as I learn more.

With most sincere regrets,



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Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339159
10/19/14 03:39 PM
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Deeply saddened to hear this. Rest in peace Marty.


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Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339162
10/19/14 03:43 PM
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Marty has returned to the factory where the Great Rebuilder will make him better than new. To say he shall be missed will be the understatement of the century. Keep on playing, man.


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Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339164
10/19/14 03:48 PM
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My most sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339168
10/19/14 03:54 PM
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I am so sorry to learn this.


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Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339169
10/19/14 03:56 PM
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Marty will be missed, no doubt. And, I offer my most sincere condolences to his family.

Rick


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Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: ClsscLib] #2339170
10/19/14 03:57 PM
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This is very sad news.

Larry.

Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339173
10/19/14 04:01 PM
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I am so sad !

Don't know what to say.

Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339176
10/19/14 04:05 PM
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This Internet thing is both fascinating and bewildering, especially in forums like this, how it pushes a lot of strangers together to talk. I found many of his posts quite interesting but especially funny. I appreciated how he could cut through some BS in a few words. But I don't know anything about the man or what his background was that made him so knowledgeable about pianos. Perhaps now someone who has known him personally could fill in the blanks. Yes?

Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339177
10/19/14 04:07 PM
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My condolences to Marty's family and friends. May he rest in peace.


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Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339188
10/19/14 04:35 PM
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Sorry to hear this. My sympathy to his friends and family. He will most certainly be missed here on Piano World.


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Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339197
10/19/14 04:52 PM
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So sorry....


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Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339202
10/19/14 05:09 PM
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I am so sorry to hear this. It hardly seems possible as he was such a presence here for a long time. I'll miss him.
RIP, Marty, and flights of angels sing you to your rest.

Sophia

Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339204
10/19/14 05:09 PM
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I offer my sincere condolences to Marty's family, friends and others, as they work through any pain due to this loss. In the short span of time I read Marty's posts here was an enjoyable and humane contributor. He also was someone I would have enjoyed knowing in person. It is sad to read that his luminosity has been transported elsewhere.

M.J.S.

Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339207
10/19/14 05:15 PM
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Please let us know if you learn whether he left instructions as to charities, etc. he'd like people to donate to.

Like Marty, I'm a UW-Madison alumnus (although I wasn't a music major). It makes me sad to see a good badger bite the dust before his time.

BrainCramp

Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339208
10/19/14 05:22 PM
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So sorry....RIP Marty.

Rich


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Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339228
10/19/14 06:35 PM
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What awful news. I know it happens to us all but- I'm not often lost for words.


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Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: PhilipInChina] #2339232
10/19/14 06:45 PM
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I guess another sad reminder to cherish our time, friends, family, etc.

Another reminder to not sweat the small stuff.

Marty was the first friendly voice of sorts when I joined this forum 6 months ago. RIP MM frown



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Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: PhilipInChina] #2339235
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Philip:

I echo your sentiments.

Karl Watson,
Staten Island, NY

Re: Minnesota Marty... [Re: Rich Galassini] #2339255
10/19/14 07:45 PM
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I'm saddened to learn of our collective loss. Condolences to his family, friends and associates.

Regards,


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