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Fond Farewell

By Gregory Franklyn
Paul Dahlquist

It is with a heavy heart that I report that our friend Paul Dahlquist has passed away, peacefully, at his care facility on April 10, 2019. He was being attended by his biological family and was well loved by many.

2 Responses to Fond Farewell

  1. David Edmonds

    My response to his passing:
    Mr. Dahlquist was my social studies teacher in 7th grade at the former W.A. Anderson Junior High School in Bothell in 1963/64. I realized at the time he was something out of the ordinary, but only came to appreciate his teaching with hindsight, in particular his intention that we should have knowledge of Latin. The following year he taught drafting which I also experienced and perhaps witnessed indirectly his artistic personality and freedom. He was a kind and generous teacher, perhaps not as appreciated as he should have been. His spirit does live on with what seeds he did plant. I thank you Mr. Dahlquist.

  2. Megan Marie Hart

    I am so saddened by Paul’s passing. He will be so greatly missed. I met in in Seattle around 13 years ago, when he was my next door neighbor. I am an opera singer, and I was singing an aria from Alcina in my apartment, when I heard a sound- a letter was pushed under my door. I figured it would be someone complaining I was too loud. The letter said “Hi! I am your new neighbor, and I am a big opera fan. Your voice reminds me of Joan Sutherland. I saw Sutherland sing Norma with Marilyn Horne at Vancouver Opera in the 80s. Please come by to visit. Paul.” Of course I had to meet him, and we became friends, even after I moved to Germany, and we passed many letters from overseas. It was such an honor for me to be his friend, and to be surrounded by his beautiful art, of which I have several examples that he personally developed in his dark room in Seattle. He was one of the warmest, funniest, and most creative people I have ever met, absolutely brilliant, and I loved him very much. His art will live on as his legacy.

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