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Andrew (Andy) Emery: 1965-2020


Last updated 3/16/2020 at 3:24pm

Andy was an amazing father, husband, friend and colleague. He was born in San Diego Jan. 6, 1965, and died peacefully at home Jan. 25, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Andy passed away due to a brain injury, which occurred secondary to cardiac arrest. Andy moved to Edmonds when he was ten, where he was raised by his hard-working mother, Sadako, with his brothers.

Andy was a doting husband and father and leaves behind his wife, Kari Emery, daughter Reiden (16), and son Ronin (13). He also leaves behind his father Thomas and brothers J and Tom, as well as loving in-laws Karen, Marvin, Kirsten, Barry and Norie. He was a loving uncle to Melissa, Noah, Jeantille, Isabelle, Max and Etan.

Andy was a family man and loved his family deeply. He supported his wife as she ventured on to open her own business and was always there for the kids in all they did. He enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, Whistler and especially road trips to California.

Andy was always on the sidelines or poolside cheering his kids on and supporting them. He made time to attend baseball games, soccer games, swim meets and spend time with the family as the grill master.

Andy also coached basketball, baseball and softball. Andy loved to golf, snowboard, listen to music, and all things Seattle sports related. He also had a deep passion for all things Bruce Springsteen. He never missed an area concert since 1980.

He attended Edmonds High School and attended Washington State University, finally earning a Master's in Teaching from Seattle University. After college, Andy returned to Edmonds to raise his family. Andy had a few careers on his way through life but found his passion in teaching. Andy taught seventh grade science at Meadowdale Middle School. He enjoyed educating the kids and helping them with any challenges they may have.

Andy is preceded in death by his brother Charles Emery (2017), mother Sadako Emery (2020) and stepmother Yoko Emery.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Meadowdale Middle School in the Commons. We invite all who knew Andy to celebrate this loving man and his life.


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