EAC community members learned this week of the passing of longtime friend and patron of the center, Steve Rodewald, on March 12. EAC staff and Board members recalled Steve’s fondness for live music of all kinds and of dancing (as shown in the images below), and his generosity over the years to the center.
“I really liked Steve, and talked to him quite a bit over the years,” wrote Lauren Koss, EAC Publicity Director. “We loved jazz music, and we talked a lot about Scrabble and the other word games that folks would gather to play at the coffee shop … I just keep thinking of his smile …
I have a photo of him that I absolutely love, that I have used—he is dancing to the Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band, and he’s grinning.”

Those who wish to send a remembrance of Steve to be added to this page are asked to email info@eastportartscenter.org; please use Steve’s name in your subject line.