John R. Pettit, ’73, was UW’s first risk manager and a longtime senior administrator responsible for police, personnel, publications and purchasing. He served on the UW Foundation Board, and finished his career working at UW Medicine, where he led the early planning for its South Lake Union facilities. He died Aug. 10 at the age of 71. He was predeceased by his wife Connie J. Miller, ’73, ’79, also a longtime UW senior administrator in student housing. She was also head of capital construction. She died Jan. 17 at age 66.