Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

November 10, 2014

OMA&D Mourns Loss of Colleague Andy Pascua

Andy PascuaThe UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) mourns the loss of GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Assistant Director Andy Pascua, who passed away on Wed., Nov. 5.

Pascua, 63, worked out of GEAR UP’s Toppenish office in Eastern Washington and was a part of the
OMA&D family for nearly 10 years. His contributions to the program impacted the lives of countless low-income middle and high school students in the Yakima Valley, as well as the nation through his work with OMA&D’s GEAR UP partners.

eNews Button Winter 2015He is survived by his wife Carrie; children Terry, Cyndi, Joi and godson Gene, as well as eight grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held Wed., Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church (509 South Satus Ave.) in Wapato, followed by a burial at Reservation Community Memorial Park (5161 West Wapato Rd.). A reception to celebrate Pascua’s life will take place after the funeral at Filipino Community Hall (211 West 2nd St.).