SPOKANE, Wash. — The South Hill community honored the life of a man who spread an enormous amount of positivity and kindness in his lifetime, by dedicating a street, several crosswalks and a memorial in his memory on Saturday.
Andrew Vathis was hit by a car and killed on the night of Jan. 26. Residents and employees all around the South Hill knew Andrew for his big smile, astounding friendliness and generous spirit.
He had just gotten off work as a courtesy clerk at the Albertson’s on 57th Avenue when an SUV hit him while he was crossing at 57th and Hailee. After Andrew’s passing, a crosswalk was placed there, dedicated as “Andrew’s Crossing.”
Community members who knew Andrew volunteered to hold a ceremony to dedicate the crosswalk and memorial in Andrew’s memory at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Albertson’s. Volunteers also collected donations for 2nd Harvest food bank.