Andrew Hing

Obituary of Andrew Alan Hing

Andrew A. Hing of Canton, Michigan passed away while on security duty on February 12, 2024 at the age of 65 years.  

Andy was born on May 29, 1958 in Biloxi, Mississippi to Dr. Ng Harry Hing and Mary W. Hing, who predeceased him.  Andy is survived by his siblings:  Anita (Michael) Brown of Plymouth, Amy (Bennett) Yu of Plymouth, Allen Hing (Lydia) of Wiesbaden, Germany, and Alisa (Michael) Kwang of Plymouth; nieces and nephews:  Amanda (Joseph) Dear, Alexander (Yennie) Yu, Andrew Kwang, Allison Kwang, Aidan Hing, and Anna Brown; grandnephew and grandniece Asher Dear and Alexis Dear. 

Andy spent most of his early years growing up in Ann Arbor.  Andy was the oldest of his five siblings.  Andy enlisted into the United States Air Force to begin a global career; and served more than twenty years gaining the rank of Technical Sergeant in the Canine (K-9) Military Working Dog (MWD) Handling branch of the Military Police.  His missions included providing surveillance, security, and monitoring of very important persons (U.S. presidents and other high position government individuals).  He was well known both at federal law enforcement agencies and local law enforcement agencies with his K-9 missions and training.  His service in the K-9 Military Police area provided his ability to train both narcotic detection and explosive detection K-9 military working dogs that were globally deployed.  His military career took him globally to Texas, Arizona, Guam, Philippines, the Netherlands, Germany, Okinawa, Saudi Arabia and Ohio.  Beyond his K-9 specialty military career, Andy was a distinguished firearms expert in both the shotgun and pistol disciplines.  He achieved Department of Defense recognition and U.S. Air Force distinction for his accomplishments representing the military for international and national competitions in both Trap and Skeet (shotgun) competitions as well as pistol competitions.  His final tour of duty was in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base  where he honorably retired from a distinguished military career.

After his military career, Andy worked with in the Veterans Administration and as a civilian police officer in Ohio.   After retirement, he moved from Dayton, Ohio back to Plymouth, Michigan to further his education and found time to also teach others in golf and bowling.  He also continued to work in the civilian sector as a security representative, and golf instructor and mentorAndy had a great golf game that included three Hole-in-One Aces -  an accomplishment that many golfers would be happy to hit just one.  His love of golf led him to working with Tom Gurney at his driving range and they became lifelong friends.  Andy spent time volunteering to assist in the golf mentoring programs which reached many young golfers.

As many know, Andy has a love for his many dogs that he raised as his pets.  He often took his dog on walks and it was a common sight to see them walking many times during the day in the sun, rain or snow. The happy and pleasant demeanor of every one of his dogs was a reflection of Andy.  Everyone knew Andy and his dog (who never would turn down a treat and play time) to take time to chat and had always had a positive disposition.  Andy will be missed.

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