Hellmut Golde

February 6 1930 - April 17 2019


Celebration of Life
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington


Hellmut Paul Oscar Golde was born in Berlin, Germany on February 6, 1930. He passed away in his Seattle home surrounded by his family on April 17, 2019 after a brief illness.

Hellmut graduated from the Technical University in Munich and came to the United States in 1952 as one of the first German Fulbright Scholars at Stanford University. After receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, he and his wife Marcy moved to Seattle in 1959, where he took a faculty position at the University of Washington in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

In the 1960s, Hellmut helped found the Computer Science Group, which ultimately evolved into the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. Hellmut retired from UW in 1992 but continued to participate actively until his death.

Paul G. Allen School remembrance here.

The family's remembrance here.

A celebration of Hellmut’s life was held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2 pm at the Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. The program may be found here.

Remembrances, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Hellmut Golde Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, or the Golde Family Scholarship Fund at Heritage University.

Photographs of the celebration of Hellmut's life may be found here. These photographs were taken by the amazing Dan Lamont and may be downloaded for private use. Photographs of Hellmut shown at the celebration appear below.

More photos of Hellmut here.