Martin W. Klein
  • 76 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 13, 1942
  • Date of passing: Mar 17, 2018
We're all just walking each other home. - Ram Dass

This memorial website was created to celebrate the life of Marty Klein. The fact that you are here means a lot to us. He was such a bright light and touched a lot of people on his journey in the world.  We invite you to leave a tribute, share stories, thoughts, or memories of your time with Marty. 

Marty's Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2 PM at Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, located at 1613 Lake Dr, Encinitas, CA, 92024. We invite everyone to attend, and the service will be followed by a casual reception. We know that Marty would want this to be a joyous celebration, so please wear whatever brings you happiness!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by SHERRY EVANS on 24th April 2018

"Sorry to hear of your lost, I too have recently lost a loved one in death. However the Bible  gives  us a hope as we  read  Rev 21:4 we can look to  see them  again. Heb 2:14 helps  us  to see  who  causes death, When God's Kingdom is  realized as mentioned  in Matt.6: 9,10.We can   hope to see our loved ones again as stated in Acts 24:14.Hope  and comfort comes from Gods word."

This tribute was added by Joel Vorensky on 24th April 2018

"I was acquainted with Marty several years, Seaside Center, Devotional Singing, and other Groups. I was at Devotional Singing a week or two before his passing so the shock of his transition is still present.  Marty's spirit of service, connection to and encouragement to others, sincere focus to connection with the higher power, and vibration reflective of the celebration of life is on-going and imbedded, imprinted, to all who knew him and to those who he never met. His physical presence will be missed but the love he radiated continues to sparkle/glow and is truly alive, even now!  I feel it and I am connected to it do you?"

This tribute was added by Mary M. on 14th April 2018

"I met Marty at a Sufi dance at Seaside Center FSL in 2002. The dances were led by Robert Frey and MaryBrenda McQueen. What started then as a romance with Marty blossomed into a deep and lasting friendship. Marty was a very generous man and shared with me as he did with so many others, his time, wisdom, love of science, sense of humor and emotional support. He has guided me many times, up and out of the depths of a personal drama by reminding me of the words of the serenity prayer.

Marty was my computer guru, confidant, mentor and at times, mirror.  He modeled for me, courage, in his willingness to step out of his comfort zone by taking courses or workshops in order to stretch and grow. I was a willing partner in many of his exciting travel adventures. Some of our trips together include scenic visits to Yosemite National Park, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon. In 2005 we embarked on an inspirational spiritual adventure, a trip to see famed healer John of God in Brazil.

One of Marty’s most outstanding qualities was his compassion, his huge, open heart. A few months ago I shared with him my difficulty in phone communication with a dear family member who is very hard of hearing and now in a nursing home in Massachusetts. Between his ears and my soft voice, phone conversations were difficult and frustrating for both of us. Marty offered to try and set up a three way phone conversation, so that he could, with his resonant and deep voice, repeat my questions and comments. This worked wonderfully well and we made several calls this way over the past few months. In December, Marty’s loving heart and support made it possible for me to visit the central Mass. nursing home and reconnect with this beloved family member whom I hadn’t seen in 17 years. I could not have managed this without Marty’s help. On our drive back to Boston after leaving the home, we encountered a snowstorm that brought 8 inches of heavy, wet snow. An iffy GPS and snow that covered every street sign made following directions very challenging. Since we couldn’t always tell when we had reached our turning point, we had to back up several times and try again. Marty’s patience and calm demeanor, “Soooo ... are we having fun yet?” and expert driving skills brought us safely to our destination and we were even able to squeeze in a fun visit with cousins before leaving Mass.

I feel so blessed to have had Marty’s very bright light help illuminate my path in this lifetime. I see him around me still, as I know others have around them. He is happy when I see him and very excited about the opportunity to continue to serve, but now from the spirit realm."

This tribute was added by Tess Pulver on 13th April 2018

"Mick and I LOVED Marty so much. He brightened our lives for years
Especially when he did our " Deep End" Program and performed
He was a true comedian and touched everyone there. Also, at Seaside he really contributed so much.   We miss him deeply"

This tribute was added by Michael Torres on 8th April 2018

"I knew Marty very briefly, but I hope that he is able to touch the stars that he once admired during his life on Earth. I have lit a candle in is memory this Sunday afternoon. In the end, we all rejoin the Universe and head into the great unknown."

This tribute was added by Nan Davis on 6th April 2018

"I met Marty back in the early '60's.  We were friends.  Over the years we went our separate ways.  Recently I found Marty on fb and had some contact.  I had hoped to hear more about how his life turned out.
Having recently "re-found" him, I was hoping to catch up more.  I am so sorry for your loss.  It seems he lived a full, interesting, caring filled life."

This tribute was added by Fred Branaman on 6th April 2018

"What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man.  My condolences to all.

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This memorial is administered by:

Lara Klein
Linda Weeks


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