With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of friend, mentor, and advisor, Mr. Andrew (Andy) Coates. Mr. Coates received a Bachelor of Science from Manhattan College in 1973, and his Master of Science from Lehigh University in 1975.  Upon graduation for Lehigh, he began a 44-year career at H&H starting as a Structural Engineer and retiring as a Firm Principal and Chief Technical officer in 2015.  At his passing, he was active as Principal Emeritus and was still advising many engineers who called him “mentor.”  “Andy’s contributions to H&H and the industry cannot be overstated, and his impact on so many of our careers will never be forgotten,” stated H&H CEO, Sean Bluni.

Mr. Coates worked on many of the H&H’s signature projects, including serving as project manager on the Rt. 7 over the Passaic River, the Mystic River Swing Bridge, 180/Rt.19, 147 over Grassy Sound, Widening of the Rainbow Bridge Niagara Falls, and the Third Avenue Swing Bridge.  He was an active member of many industry associations including the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Railroad Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA).

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River Edge – Coates, Andrew C. of River Edge on January 29, 2019. Andrew was born in Brooklyn, NY to Eugene and Cecelia. Beloved husband of Lynne Baumann, dear brother of Robert, Sheila, Maureen, Joseph, and adored uncle of 24. He is predeceased by his parents and his brother Christopher.

Andrew graduated from St. Anthony’s HS in Smithtown, NY, Manhattan College, and Lehigh University. He worked at Hardesty and Hanover for 44 years where he was Principal Emeritus and Chief Technical Officer. His most notable projects included Rt. 7 over the Passaic River, the Mystic River Swing Bridge, 180/Rt.19 , 147 over Grassy Sound, Widening of the Rainbow Bridge Niagra Falls, and the 3rd Avenue Swing Bridge. Mr. Coates was a licensed Professional Engineer in 11 states. Andrew was an avid tennis player, reader, and NY Mets fan. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church where he volunteered as an altar server. The family will receive friends at the Beaugard McKnight Funeral Home 869 Kinderkamack Rd River Edge N.J. on Thursday 2-4, and 7-9, pm. A mass of Christian burial will be Friday at 10:30 am at St Peter The Apostle R.C. Church, then to George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery for internment.