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Friday, September 21, 2007

Walt Crowley, Seattle legend, 1947-2007

A great Seattleite, legendary for his political and historical work, has died:
It is with profound regret and utmost sorrow that we announce that Walt Crowley, the co-founder and visionary leader of, the Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History, died on the evening of September 21, 2007. Walt had successfully undergone cancer surgery, but unfortunately succumbed to complications. He died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones. We are heartbroken but grateful that through Walt's work over the past 10 years we have a thriving state encyclopedia with a bright and long future ahead.
All of us at NPI extend our deepest sympathies to Walt's family and friends. We are greatly saddened by his death, though we are sure that his legacy will live on.

I had the pleasure of meeting Walt a couple of times, (before he underwent surgery) and I was captivated by his knowledge and cheerfulness. He was a great person to have a conversation with. He was friendly, passionate, and proud of the values he believed in - our shared progressive values.

Walt will be greatly missed.

The Times, Post-Intelligencer, and KOMO have obituaries up. KIRO has a short brief, and blatherWatch had the first news earlier today.


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