OSWEGO, NY – Andrew R. Himes, 21, of Oswego, passed away in New York City on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010.
He was born in Oswego in 1989.
Andy attended Leighton Elementary School, and graduated from Oswego High School in 2007.
He was baptized in the Alliance Church in the spring of 2007.
Since that time, he has been a powerful force for Christianity, being very active with this church, as well as several other religious organizations.
He was Youth Leader of the New Covenant Community Church Youth Group and a volunteer at the Oswego Alliance Church Summer Vacation Bible School.
Andy attended Oswego State College from 2007 to 2010.
As a student, he served as president of the Campus Christian Ministries and was the leader of its International Bible Study Program.
He was also an active participant in SUNYâ€™s Outpouring Church and its community activities.
In April of this year he enrolled as a student in the Bowery Missionâ€™s Discipleship Program in midtown Manhattan.
He was an avid reader and enjoyed creative writing, especially short stories.
He is survived by his parents, Keith and Susie (Gracey) Himes; a sister, Rachael; as well his maternal grandmother and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Oswego Alliance Church.
Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, 112 E. Second St., Oswego.
Contributions can be made to Young Life, PO Box 66, Oswego, NY 13126