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Alan Andrews-Katz

June 16, 1965 - March 4, 2020

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Alan was one of the smartest, passionate and seriously hilarious people I’ve ever met. We were good friends, next door neighbors and co- workers at 2 separate companies at the same time for many years. As long as I’ve known him he has always been a triumphant survivor on every level imaginable, which is why this is difficult for me to process. I will never forget countless memories such as the cruise to Mexico, or him scaling up 10 flights of the exterior fire escape in a Portland hotel , just to witness the sunrise, or his still infamous rendition of Debbie Boone’s “You light up my life”. Truly unique, absolutely original, and made an impact on my life.

Posted by Rick Fletcher on March 13, 2020

I worked with Alan at the Seattle Times in the 1980's and 1990s, too, like Julie Mohr, Linda Frangello, Naomi Hoida, Karen Themelis and so many others. He had a big "family" of friends at the Seattle Times. We had a lot of fun together at work and elsewhere. At one point, there was a monthly poker game at various venues with other Times' friends like Anne Marcus, Rick Fletcher, Ed & Julia Wenick, mostly involving eating more than betting. Alan was an irreverent, witty, sarcastic, funny soul. I was very happy for him when he found love and happiness with Eric Katz. No one deserved it more! A very brave, courageous heart that just kept on trying. Love to you Alan, and to you, too, Eric. The stars are brighter tonight.

Posted by Jan Ahlgren on March 9, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to all of Alan’s family, but especially to his husband Eric. Twenty years together was hardly enough.

Posted by John Treat on March 9, 2020

I worked with Alan at the Seattle Times/PI for many years during the '80s and '90s before he went into pharmacy work. He always had such a lovely, wicked sense of humor. He was almost childlike in a lot of ways, jumping in on any chance to dress up in something silly for parties or leading us in some office shenanigans. He had a heart that loved fiercely and the best of friends surrounded him because of who he was. I hadn't seen Alan in many years, and then just a few years ago I got up to Seattle to the Seattle Times/PI reunion and he came too, and we sat enjoying a drink and catching up. I was so thrilled to know he had found true and lasting love in his husband Eric. I'm so sorry for the loss of this bright light in our lives, but especially for you, Eric. Love and ((HUGS)) Jules

Posted by Julie Peterson Mohr on March 9, 2020