Obituaries

March 24, 2017

Memorials: March 2017 Issue

To report an obituary, email columns@uw.edu or write to Columns Magazine at Campus Box 354989, Seattle, WA 98195-4989. 1930s Frank W. McDermott Jr. ’38 | Bainbridge Island, age 99, Sept. 27. 1940s Robert E. Brockway ’41 | Lacey, age 98, Nov. 11. Susanne Fisher Hubbach ’41 | Mercer Island, age 96, Jan. 5. Harriet Maria...


February 28, 2017

Akio Takamori

Akio Takamori (1950-2017)

Stop by the Whole Foods in South Lake Union and you’re in for a treat—Akio Takamori’s whimsical ceramic sculpture “Young Woman, Girl and Mother and Child” standing out front. Takamori, who taught in the School of Art, Art History and Design for 21 years, was a master of making people smile with his beautiful and...


Esther Wilkins Tufts

Esther M. Wilkins (1916-2016)

The founder of the School of Dentistry’s dental hygiene program, known as the godmother of modern dental hygiene, died Dec. 12 in Boston.


richard cooley

Richard Cooley (1923-2016)

Remembering Richard Cooley, a chairman of Wells Fargo who taught in the Foster School of Business.


walt parietti

Walt Parietti, known for ‘Puck Talk’ column, dies at 89

It wasn’t covering Rose Bowls or soccer or car racing that earned Walt Parietti his claim to fame. It was writing about pucks. Parietti, ’40, a former UW baseball player and Seattle Times sportswriter, covered the Seattle Totems of the Western Hockey League for several years and also wrote the popular Parietti’s “Puck Talk” column...


Marching band man, bert pound

Bert Pound (1916-2016)

Remembering Bert Pound, ’37, who played for the "boys in the boat" and did one-armed push-ups every time the Huskies scored a touchdown.


February 27, 2017

Tarlee W. Brown (1940-2016)

Remembering architect and urban planner Tarlee Brown (1940-2016).