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Passing of Marty Sklar

It is with a very sad and heavy heart that I report the passing of former Walt Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar.

My thoughts on the passing of Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar

Passing Marty Sklar
Walt Disney Lead Imagineer Marty Sklar

 

I first met Marty Sklar at a special eventput on by the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet in 2012. At the time, I had a rough draft of my first book. Mr. Sklar was very inspirational and is part of the reason I pressed ahead and now not only have that book in print, but a second book in print and a third in the works.

I had the good fortune to see him talk several times and even got to have a brief private conversation with him twice.

He is not without his controversies, but he was a good man. He brought much joy to countless numbers of people, including me and my family. He took Walt Disney’s founding principles and never wavered from them.¬† They were successful for Walt, and he continued with that success. I have signed copies of both of Mr. Sklar’s books and will always cherish them and their great words of advise.

I can’t claim to have personally known him, but I have benefited from his writings, presentations, and personal words of advise.

Thank you Marty,

Russell D Flores

Here are some links reporting on Marty Sklar’s passing:

 Disney Parks Blog

Orange County Register

Orlando Sentinel

Inside The Magic