Adam Joseph Bisesi, 35, of Indianapolis, Indiana, born July 6, 1983 died April 2 in Carmel.
Adam was a loving and caring member of his family and community. A former youth pastor at East 91st Street Christian Church, he most recently was a dedicated seventh-grade English teacher at Mt. Vernon Middle School who was always providing a fun and creative way for his students to enjoy learning. Students most remember him by his motto, “Be kind to one another,” which was how he concluded each class. He had a heart for giving, serving many mission trips to Kenya and Costa Rica. An active member of SOAR Dog Rescue, the place you could always find him was at the dog park with his best friend, Felix.
Adam graduated from Westfield High School in 2002, followed by Milligan College in Tennessee in 2006, majoring in ministry. He later went on to attend Indiana Wesleyan University to transition to a career in teaching. He was an avid fan of IU basketball, the Pacers and a Star Wars lover.
Adam is survived by his mother and stepfather, Kristi and Tom Ebbinghaus; sisters, Abby (Eric) Breece, Brianna (Jarrod) Houghland and Caitlin Ebbinghaus; grandmother, Doris Hannoy; and nieces and nephew Charlotte Harris, Theodore Harris and Elsie Houghland.
Adam was preceded in death by his father, Terry Bisesi; paternal grandparents, Michael and Verna Bisesi; and maternal grandfathers, William Overmyer and Eli Hannoy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SOAR Dog Rescue, soardoggyrescue.org, or for a bench to be placed at Fort Benjamin Harrison Dog Park paypal.com/pools/c/8dAxvks9Ff.