Parking for Friday's Services
As the service is expected to be very well attended, please plan to come early as parking will be offered at the following sites, with shuttle buses taking attendees to and from the church from the following locations:
Redmond High School (preferred)
17272 NE 104th St, Redmond, WA 98052
Redmond Presbyterian Church
10020 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Horace Mann Elementary School
17001 NE 104th St, Redmond, WA 98052
Redmond Middle School (limited spaces)
0055 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Andy's Memorial Service information is below. We look forward to seeing you November 11, in Redmond.
Services will be held:
Friday November 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Saint Jude Catholic Church
10526 166th Avenue NE, Redmond WA 98052
A reception will begin immediately following the services at:
RedWest F Cafe
5600 148th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Remember to share your photos and memories of Andy by e-mailing them to RememberAndyHill@gmail.com.
Cards and condolences can be sent to Andy's Olympia office.
On Monday afternoon surrounded by the love of his family, Andy lost his final battle with lung cancer.
Andy was an extraordinary public official and a principled leader in the Legislature. His passion to serve families of people with developmental disabilities led to the passage of the VIP Act -- granting life-changing services to thousands of individuals in our state. His leadership as the Chairman of the Ways and Means committee in the Senate led to unprecedented increases in funding for schools and historic reductions in tuition at our community colleges and four-year institutions.
Outside the Legislature, he served his community in many ways. Perhaps his favorite way of giving back was as a youth soccer coach in the Lake Washington Youth Soccer League. There he combined his competitive spirit with his skills as a mentor and teacher and nurtured the next generation of young athletes.
Andy graduated from Colgate University in 1986 with a bachelor of science in physics and computer science. After working for a software firm for two years, he enrolled at the Harvard Business School and obtained his Masters in Business Administration in 1990. He joined the Microsoft Corporation upon graduation where he helped spearhead the development of Windows 95. After eleven years with Microsoft, Andy left the company to continue his work in the community and spend more time with his family. He served as president of his local PTSA and of the Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association where he was instrumental in the development of the 60 Acres South soccer fields in Redmond.
In 2008, he was diagnosed with lung cancer, despite never having smoked. Beating all the odds and through the use of a cutting-edge cancer treatment, Andy managed the disease for years living cancer free. With the new perspective of having come so close to death, Andy leaned further into community service. In 2010, running against an incumbent, Andy was elected to the Washington State Senate. After a successful first term, he was re-elected in 2014.
He spoke often about how much he loved the people and communities he represented and how honored he was to serve them. He knew that we are faced with difficult and often partisan challenges, but he was always uplifted by the work of those who crossed party lines to solve problems.
Andy's wife Molly has asked to send the family's gratitude to everyone who knew and was touched by Andy. The only thing he loved more than public service was his wife and children, Katie, Allie, and Charlie -- he was tremendously proud of them.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 11, in Redmond. Additional details will be available in the coming days. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Andy's name to Cancer Pathways, Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE), or Dr. Jed Gorden’s outreach to underserved communities through Swedish Medical Center.
Please also take a moment to share any memories of Andy or messages to the family by emailing RememberAndyHill@gmail.com.
The family asks that you respect their privacy at this difficult time.