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David Andriesen in final stage of hospice

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Songbird, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member


    Dave Andriesen, a sportswriter turned teacher, was a longtime poster here before migrating over to the other board.

    Sadly I just saw this on Facebook. He's in the final stage of hospice care -- liver disease.

    There is a gofundme account that will go toward his wife and young son, both of whom he doted over daily.

    Click here to support David Andriesen Fund by Neil Brass

    Never met him in person but I generally had good experiences with Dave, here and there.

    Thanks for the interactions, Dave.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2016
  2. ctr

    ctr New Member

    David is a fantastic human being, a treasured friend and a wonderful father.
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  4. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Had nothing but good experiences with him as well. Will always remember him being in the Seattle PIs Transactions, along with many others, in the final edition.
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  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

  6. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    His post announcing his departure from the P-I and the end of his baseball coverage for it -- he outed himself at the end of it -- is one of the great ones ever written for this board. It brought tears to my eyes.

    So does this.

    God, this is horrible news. He and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    ChrisLong likes this.
  7. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    I keep thinking about his son being left without a father. This is just terrible.
  8. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    God, he loves that kid. Heartbreaking.
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    No worries. As an sj.com community, we need all the support we can get.
    ChrisLong likes this.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Bye-bye P-I: One man's -30-
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  12. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

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