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Jackie Barnes Rushton
Pat, Andrew and Family my deepest Condolences for the loss of Andy, Pat my prayer said that your family and you find comfort in the loving memories you shared together and Rest in peace that Andy.
Norman B, Cetuk
Andy was one of the finest people I knew. My sincere condolences to Pat, his children and family.
A great guy and coworker. Rest in peace my friend.
Even though we only worked together for a short time, I can absolutely see why Andy had such a positive impact on everyone around him. One of a kind. We will miss you Andy.
David F O'Steen
Our thoughts and prayers are with you today, and also in the days ahead.
Pat, and Andrew, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I had the privilege and honor to have worked with one of the most giving and professional and gentleman. Andy was always there to give his knowledge and caring to everyone. I will truly miss him. Andy, please tell Chibee "Hi and I miss her!" Now she will have you there to carry and walk her around. Aloha My Friend. I hope to see again one day. Love Mary O
I too had the opportunity to work with Andy for several years with NCIS while he was assigned to Kingsbay. Until we meet again my friend.
Rest in peace my brother.
Worked with Andy for sometime in Florida, just a wonderful person. His positivity filled every room he entered. His helpfulness was endless. I will miss him, we all will miss him here at NCIS.
I worked with Andy and had the privilege of knowing him. He was always helping others and had amazing stories about his career. Prayers to the Hissim family.
I had the opportunity to work with Andy at Kings Bay for several years. He was a great colleague, teammate and friend. Rest in peace Andy.
RIP Andy you were a great friend and co worker. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
I too had the privilege to work with Andy at the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Andy was a good man and a true gentleman. Rest in Peace Andy.
RIP Hoot. Love you Brother!
I had the privilege of serving with Andy at the Somerset County Prosecutors Office 1987-2007. He was one of the kindest and nicest human beings that I have ever met. My heartfelt condolences go out to Pay, Andrew and the entire Hissim family.
A kind soul with a beautiful family that I was lucky to know. Prayers to the Hissim family.
So very sad to hear of Andy's passing. Such great memories of Andrew and him at the Fire House. Thoughts to Pat, Andrew and the entire Hissim family.
So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
We played basketball together in 9th grade. What a team we had back then. Enjoyed going to school with Andy.
Linda (Hengst) Watters
I am deeply saddened by this news. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family.
Ron & Marilyn Schlader
We are sorry for your loss.
My deepest sympathies.
Heartfelt condolences to the Hissim family especially Pat and Andrew. Andy was a great person, and a loving husband and father. He will be dearly missed. He is with God now but we are sure he will be watching over his family from up above as he was here on earth.
Merla Rossi (Struble)
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hissim family. We all grew up together in the neighborhood, many wonderful memories of growing up. RiP Andrew🙏🏻
Grew up with his son Andrew. Many found memories of going boating & fishing with Andrew and his father. Enjoyed visiting with the family on Florida vacations . R.I.P. Mr. Hissim.
Andrew "Andy" Leo Hissim
Andy Hissim of Fernandina Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on 9/8/22 at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones.
He was born on October 30, 1958, in Easton, PA to loving parents Dolores and Harvey Hissim. Andy spent his childhood growing up in Oxford, New Jersey. He graduated from Warren Hills Regional High School in 1977, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Centenary College, and was a life member of the Oxford Emergency Squad.
Andy dedicated more than 41 years of his life serving his community and Nation in law enforcement. In 1978, he started his law enforcement career in Oxford, NJ with his father Harvey Hissim who was the Chief of Police. He later transferred to Washington Township Police Department and the Warren County Prosecutors Office. In 1985, Andy transferred to the Somerset County Prosecutors Office where he spent 23 years and rose to the rank of Deputy Chief of Detectives. In 2008 he retired with more than 30 years of New Jersey Law Enforcement experience. Andy joined the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) in 2012 serving in Florida and Georgia. In 2021, Andy retired from NCIS due to his continuing battle with ALS.
Andy loved his work as a police officer, detective, and investigator. He enjoyed fishing and boating with his son Andrew and traveling with the family. He was a kind soul who even in the worst of times in his battle with ALS never lost his sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by family and friends.
Andy is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Patricia (Pat) Hissim, son Andrew Hissim of Fernandina Beach, FL, stepdaughter Jackie Sawyer (Ed) of Asheboro, NC, stepson Arty Burd (Kareen) of Fuquay-Varing, NC, mother Dolores (Collins) Hissim of Oxford, NJ, brothers Edward Hissim (Colleen) of Ronceverte, WV, Michael Hissim (Alice) of Washington, NJ, Joseph Hissim (Jamie) of Virginia Beach, VA, Jerald Hissim of New Hope, PA, sister Peggy Hissim of Oxford, NJ, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews.
Andy is predeceased by his father Harvey Hissim, brothers Timothy and Rob Hissim.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Drager, Hoffer, and Karakadze families for the love, comfort, and care they provided Andy throughout his battle with ALS. They would also like to thank the Community Hospice, North Florida, the ALS Society and the Oxley-Heard Funeral Home for their help and kindness provided to the family during this difficult time. Final arrangements are pending with the Knoll-Devoe Funeral Home, Washington, N.J. and burial will follow in Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Cemetery, Oxford, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to ALS Association Florida Chapter at 3244 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619, Oxford Emergency Squad at 76 Academy Street, Oxford, NJ 07863, or the charity of your choice.