Posted on August 9, 2016
To our MDT supporters, family and friends,
Sadly, this message is to inform you of the passing of Walter Swarthout. Our hearts are collectively broken as we remember Walter and all he did for Marin Dance Theatre, his beloved Margaret and their own lovely family. Walter was such a sweet and soulful man and gave so much of his time and efforts to MDT. Clearly, we are richer for having known and worked with Walter.
Margaret has been aware of the outpouring of prayers, calls and texts from many of you during these past few days and feels showered with love. She knows the MDT community stands ready to support and care for her in whatever way is best. Margaret's daughters will continue to let us know what that looks like.
At this point, the family is asking that Margaret be allowed to grieve in her own quiet way, and that messages of love and condolences be sent via e-mail. Her family will help her read and respond to them as she feels able.
The family is planning a "celebration of life" event honoring Walter in the near future.