It is with a heavy heart and great sadness to let you know that Dave Schwartz has passed away today. As many of you know, Dave was fighting a long battle with cancer. After beating cancer two times, Dave was diagnosed with stomach cancer after a routine check up at MD Anderson in 2015. Although most people may find themselves feeling defeated by a third bout with cancer, Dave kept a positive outlook, fueled by a “no kvetching” mentality that he and his wife adopted and his passion for appreciating all that Mother Nature has to offer.
Dave was a fan and staff favorite because he so obviously loved what he did and had a unique ability to draw viewers into the fascinating world of weather. His passion for weather was contagious and inspired many to enter the field of meteorology. His passion and love of weather will never be forgotten and he will be greatly missed.
Dave on weather
It’s amazing everywhere. In today’s world, many of us live fast-paced lives. It’s easy to miss how amazing the world in which we live is. Insects, moss and lichens on rocks and telephone poles, sunrises and sunsets, the clouds…on and on. Slow yourself down this weekend. Take a yoga class, attend services, take a hike, take a nap. Do something that slows you down, so you can more easily see how amazing it is out there.
Dave on working at The Weather Channel
I enjoy sitting in front of a computer and digging up interesting things to pass on to viewers. I love creating stories. There are so many reasons why I enjoy coming to work. I’m going to come to work as long as I can come to work. The people are great. I love the weather.
In honor of Dave, we encourage you to all take his advice and slow down this weekend to appreciate the many wonders of Mother Nature.
Read more about Dave’s battle with cancer and positive outlook in this Medium article published earlier this year.