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Andrew Phillip Moritz

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Andrew Phillip MORITZ Andrew Phillip Moritz born April 11, 1978 in Kirksville, MO passed away November 26, 2011 at the age of 33. Andrew grew up in Seattle, and attended Franklin High School where he helped lead the basketball team to back-to-back state championships. He continued on to play basketball for the University of Washington and for four years was an inspirational leader on and off the court. Andrew was a natural leader who quickly achieved much success within the business world. He began his career in banking at age 19 and eventually rose to Business Banking Sales Manager/ VP for the US Bank St. Louis district. Utilizing his strong management skills, Andrew led numerous underperforming regions and hundreds of employees to success over the years. He was regularly celebrated as a rising company leader and earned many awards for his sales achievements. Diagnosed with a rare sarcoma on December 27, 2008, Andrew valiantly fought the aggressive cancer for three years. Andrew believed that, "anything is possible in the world through positive energy, tremendous support and the power of prayer". Andrew will forever be remembered for his "never give up" attitude, humor, and unending love for his family and friends. Andrew is survived by the loveof his life, Ashley Doherty; mother, Marilynn Savage Moritz; father, Glen Moritz; devoted sisters, Elizabeth Denton (Tyler Denton), Martha Moritz, Rachel Moritz and Sarah Moritz; and his much loved nieces and nephew, Riley, Sonja and Henry. He is also survived by beloved Grandfather, Stanley Savage; and grandmother, Joanne Moritz. Andrew's memorial service will be held Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00pm at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, WA.In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Andrew Moritz Memorial Scholarship Fund at any US Bank branch. These funds will assist kids in need of athletic and academic assistance.
Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 2, 2011
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