Andrew Ray Hilton

December 6, 2003April 23, 2018

Andrew Ray Hilton, age 14, passed away on April 23, 2018. He was born on December 6, 2003, to Tomoko and Marty Hilton in Bethesda, Maryland.

He moved to Rogers Ranch in San Antonio in 2006, where he enjoyed playing outside with his friends in the neighborhood. He attended Lopez Middle School, where he was widely respected by his teachers, well liked by his friends, and a member of the track and football teams. He especially enjoyed his math and computer classes. He received a Panther Pride Award for going out of his way to lead others to success in understanding mathematics.

When he was 10, he moved to Japan for a year-and-a-half to attend a Japanese boarding school. During his time in Japan, he enjoyed skiing and became so fluent in speaking Japanese that he won an award in a language contest against native Japanese speakers.

In his free time, Andrew enjoyed playing video games, building with Legos, working on computers, swimming, and playing outside with friends. He was a big fan of Star Wars movies and the TV show Mythbusters. He was an incredible helper to his mother Tomoko, and he admired and loved his older brothers Takumi and Akira. He will be remembered by friends and family as a kind and gentle person with a quirky sense of humor.

He is survived by his mother Tomoko and his brothers Takumi and Akira of San Antonio, and Stuart, of Orlando, Florida; his father Marty, of Germany; his grandmother Takako Moriyama, his aunt Yoko Kanbara, his uncle Naoki Maruyama, and several cousins in Japan; and his aunt Judy Eurey and uncle Gerald Hilton, and cousin Amanda Surratt, of North Carolina.

Family is receiving friends on Saturday, April 28, 2018, for a Celebration of Life at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Andrew’s favorite Krispy Kreme donuts will be served and members of the Lopez Middle School Orchestra will perform in his honor. Students from the school are asked to wear their Lopez shirts and will be provided with flowers to honor Andrew.

The Hilton Family would like to express their gratitude for the outpouring of generosity and love they have received from the community.

Expressions of sympathy and online condolences may be offered to the family by signing his online guestbook at:


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 28, 2018

Andrew Ray Hilton

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elizabeth guerrero

July 6, 2018

he sat next to me in science in 7th grade all year, he was like sooo smart and always finished his work like in 5 minutes and i took forever to finish mine and he always helped me out and during class he would always call out the funniest things and i remember i loved his smile and he was so nice and generous and i miss him so much.

Kevin Steel

April 29, 2018

Our thoughts are with you and your family. We enjoyed having Andrew over to our home, the time he shared with our sons, his politeness and his neverending creativity. We will certainly miss having him around.

Jim Love

April 28, 2018

Page 3 of my speech. I hope these memories can ease your grief in some small way.

Jim Love

April 28, 2018

Page 2 of my speech.

Jim Love

April 28, 2018

I will be attaching photos of my speech for you in the next three posts (since it was too many words to include here).

This is page 1.

Alton Powell

April 28, 2018

Our family's sympathy is with you. Cariene wanted you to know she always enjoyed Andrew when he visited. We will miss him. You are in our prayers.

Esmeralda Becerra

April 28, 2018

I remember everyday in science where Andrew would tell a joke and everyone would laugh. he was a good hearted person and I cant think of a day where he wouldn't be sad and he would try putting a smile on my face. Every time we get a quiz or test back he would ask what I got and playfully say he got a better grade than me. I believe Andrew was the sweetest person I have ever met in my life and he will never be forgotten in my heart. He will never be lost in my thoughts or heart. Prayers to Andrews family and friends. I love Andrew with all my heart. Love Esmeralda Becerra

Alia Riscado

April 28, 2018

I remember always walking in my computer science class and the first person I'd see would be Andrew. He'd always be telling a joke or asking "What are we doing today?". There isn't a day where he didn't come to school without a smile, and that really inspired me to be happy. He'd always see the bright things in life and never doubted anything that he did. Everyday I wish I could see him in my classes and in the halls smiling and laughing...He was such an amazing person and I will never forget Andrew... I thank him for teaching me to always see the bright things in life.. Much love, Alia Riscado.

amanda ayon

April 28, 2018

I didnt know Andrew personally, but I couldn't stop but notice his smile in the halls, or at lunch. he seemed to always make his friends smile, and he'd always be laughing. he had the sweetest smile, it was very bright and very loving.

nathan ott

April 28, 2018

I may have only known Andrew for a few years but those times I was with him in class and at lunch was some of the best times I have spent with him