Andrew Balash, an innovator and respected voice in the carwash industry has passed away at 47. He was the father of two children, Sara and Matthew, and husband to Donna Farmer. He died close to his home in Michigan on Saturday.

Visitation will be Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m., and the funeral is Friday at 10:30 a.m. Details on the service can be found here.

Tom Hoffman Jr. CEO of Hoffman Car Wash, said: “Andy's designs and innovations were widely known, respected and appreciated. He really cared for his customers and was widely regarded as a great guy.  We extensively used his products and loved working with Andy. He will be missed.”

The exact cause of his death is unknown at this time, stated a report in the Macomb Daily.