Andrew Bryan Harper, 57, of Seattle, died unexpectedly on Sept. 15, 2022. He was born in Laramie, Wyoming on Oct. 16, 1964.
He was preceded in death by his partner Kelly Scott, his grandfather Robert H. Quinby, his stepdad Al Balin, grandparents Bob and Aileen Harper; and aunts Gloria Leighty, Donna Morrow and Norma Barrow.
He leaves his partner Kirk Larsen, mother Sharon Balin, grandmother, Mary Quinby, brothers Rob (Yuka) and Jeff (Krista) Harper, sister Carrie Claspy (Jeff Zillich), stepbrothers Chris (Julie) and Joe (Jackie), stepsisters Pam Struhall (Wayne) and Val Childers, nieces Whitney (Tyler), Bailey (Ben), Anna (Damian), Maggie (Will), Lisa, Elli and nephew Derek. He had numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. They all will miss his big smile and laughter.
Bryan worked as a paper boy and then at a fast food place as a youth. Upon his move to Seattle, he began his banking career at Sea-First Bank and continued it at Bank of America. He was V.P., Senior Ops. Analyst Pacific North Div., Banking and Investments at the time of death. He received awards due to his skills, career experiences and community works.
He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1983. While attending school, he was a member of the swim team. His love of swimming continued all his life. Later in life he attended Eastern Washington University in Bellevue earning a social science degree and a minor in communications.
His love for his dogs extended to his gifts to PAWS. He also supported other charities.
There will be a celebration of life at the Log Pavilion in Aberdeen on Dec. 11, 2022, at 1 p.m. Please bring memories, stories and laughter to join in this celebration.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity in Bryan’s name.