Obituaries

November 9, 2017

UW librarian Karyl Winn was a guardian and champion of Northwest history

Karyl Winn preserved the stories of some of our region’s most important figures.


September 12, 2017

Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman put people and principles above profit

To many, he was a “famous entrepreneur” and “beloved boss.” To those closer to him, he was a mentor, role model and dear friend.


August 18, 2017

Bill Hardwick (1944–2017) carried on a family legacy with ‘sheer force of will’

The ’67 grad "put his heart and soul" into carrying on his family's legacy in the U District.


July 28, 2017

Roger Sale, UW English professor

‘A genuine citizen’: The inspiring energy of Roger Sale

Roger Sale was one of those professors who changed lives.


July 26, 2017

Theodore R. Anderson Jr

Romance under wraps

Theodore R. Anderson Jr. (1937-2017) met his wife when they both were applying for positions at Ski Patrol.


Pearl Engebord Catlin

How do you spell ‘secret’ in Swedish?

By eavesdropping on her parents, Pearl Engebord Catlin learned a new language.


June 15, 2017

A champion for higher ed

Rep. Helen Sommers protected funding and expanded opportunities.


June 7, 2017

JIM BRINK, UW TENNIS

The greatness of Brink

Remembering UW tennis great Jim Brink (1925-2017).


March 24, 2017

Memorials: March 2017 Issue

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February 28, 2017

The legacy of Willis Konick (1930-2016) and Al Sugiyama (1949-2017)

Willis Konick and Al Sugiyama committed their lives to education and social justice.


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.


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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

Walt Parietti, known for 'Puck Talk' column, dies at 89.


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Bert Pound (1916-2016)

Remembering Bert Pound, ’37, who played for the "boys in the boat" and did one-armed push-ups at UW football games.


February 27, 2017

Tarlee W. Brown (1940-2016)

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