George M. Pigott Ph.D.,PE
George M. Pigott, PhD, PE

George died April 6 after residing in a Bellevue, WA nursing facility for 2 years. He was 85. He grew up in Seattle and enjoyed his years as an Eagle Scout and at Roosevelt HS. where he began his life-long love of Big Band music.

As an officer in the Army Chemical Corps, George served in Korea and participated in the Nevada A-bomb tests.

At the Univ. of Wash. he received BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering and taught there in the Institute of Food Science, College of Fisheries, for 37 years, serving as its Director for 10 years. George authored over 200 published technical papers, several book chapters, and was founding editor of the Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology. He especially valued ongoing friendships with his graduate students, delighting in their successes.

George was a licensed Chemical Engineer and consulted as Sea Resources Engineering Inc. He traveled worldwide for numerous industrial companies, World Bank, and United Nations. George was a Fellow of The Institute of Food Technologists and held memberships in several other professional societies. Retiring as an Emeritus Professor, he joined boards of he Washington Society of Professional Engineers and of the English Speaking Union. George enjoyed scuba diving, cruising, vacationing in Hawaii & Mexico, bee keeping, growing vegetables and wine tasting..

George leaves his beloved wife Barbee, sister Pat Leslie, and children Morrie, Roy, Rand, Julie, and Becky Pigott and their mother, Joyce, step-children Terri Morgan, and Susan, Scott, and Shaun Tucker, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will held Monday, April 28, 11:00 a.m., at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way NE, reception to follow. Remembrances are suggested to the UW Foundation's SAFS scholarships, ESU scholar-ship fund or Boy Scouts of America.
Published by The Seattle Times from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2014.
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St. Luke's Lutheran Church
3030 Bellevue Way NE, WA
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Though years have passed since his passing I frequently remember George with fond memories.
Jose Villalon
April 12, 2020
Always in my memory
Luis Alberto Davidovich Boveri
April 11, 2020
Mis mas sinceras condolencias a sus seres queridos por la perdida de una gran persona, un gran PROFESOR, y un querido amigo; Dr. Luis Alberto Davidovich Boveri
Luis Alberto Davidovich Boveri
August 12, 2014
Dear Barbee and Family, please receive our condolence regarding the departure of our dearest Dr. Pigott; We just found out on the internet while searching one of his papers.
As my master degree advisor and professor, at UW, he was best I could have had, through out all his great teachings and support.
His scientific knowledge and optimism are with me every day.
The Peace of the Lord be with you all.
?? May Dr Piggot rest in peace.
Laura and Antonio, Monterrey, México.
Laura Lopez Gavito
Laura Lopez Gavito
August 12, 2014
Dear Becky and family. I am sorry to hear of your loss.
Donna Zandell
June 12, 2014
I am saddened with the news of George's passing. My thoughts are with you.
I have been reflecting on this loss. As I internalize my mourning process I keep traveling back to my years at the College of Fisheries and my interaction with two great men that were instrumental and crucial pillars that ultimately shaped the start of my professional life. George Pigott and John Halver. Two great leaders and visionaries in their respective and overlapping fields. I think of these men as icons of their Great Generation!
George was always the example of generosity and practicality. He helped shape my rational thinking process. I recall him as warm, humorous and above all, generous with his time and guidance. I remember receiving one summer, while working on a salmon tender in the Berring Sea, a notice that George had submitted my name to a scholarship fund that I was ultimately awarded and how much that helped me complete my Master's program.
I will forever remember and celebrate the life that he led; and at my my age of 58, am in awe of the number of people's lives that he helped shape and influence. He touched my life and continues to inspire me to give back and help whenever I can upcoming youngster as they embark on the journey of their careers. He will always have a place in my heart.
Your friend,
Jose Villalon
April 28, 2014
I am deeply saddened by your loss. My heartfelt sympathy. Max
Maxine (Max) Davis
April 21, 2014
Dear Barabee and Family:

So sorry to hear about George's passing. It's been a long time since I last saw him. The industry has lost another marine oil and fisheries expert.

Tony Bimbo
April 18, 2014
My deepest condolence to Dr. Pigott's Family, juan C. Ramirez
Juan Ramirez
April 17, 2014
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