Warren Charles Hume
1916-2012 Warren Charles Hume, age 96, of Winter Park, Florida passed away peacefully at his home on November 11, 2012 surrounded by four generations of his family.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, he was born on June 14, 1916 to Charles M. and Genevieve K. Hume. Warren received his BA from Rollins College, which he attended on a football scholarship. He married his college sweetheart, Augusta Yust Hume, whom he met at Rollins. Shortly after graduation, he went to work for IBM as a student-salesman. During World War II
he took a military leave to serve as an air navigator in the US Navy, achieving the rank of lieutenant. He earned an MBA from Michigan State University
, and was granted an honorary doctorate from Rollins. He retired from IBM as Senior Vice President after more than 35 years of service.
True to his Scottish heritage, Warren was an avid golfer, from college through his senior years, and won numerous amateur championships. In addition to golf, Warren developed a passion for snow skiing. He and Augusta traveled internationally for both work and pleasure. Together, they collected art from their travels. After retirement, Warren served as a consultant and on the boards of several private corporations. He was on the board of trustees for Rollins College for many years, and at his retirement he was elevated to emeritus status. He greatly enjoyed researching and investing in business trends. He and Augusta made numerous and generous contributions to educational causes.
Warren, a dedicated husband, is survived by Augusta, his wife of 75 years. Survivors also include three children: David Hume, of Oakland, California; Nicholas Hume (Janice) of Atlanta, GA; and Christina Hume of Decatur, Ga. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Korrin Johnson and Tyler Hume, two great-grandsons, Kaden Hume and Andy Johnson, as well as nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held in Winter Park, Florida, at a later date, followed by a private family interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Book-a-Year Fund at Rollins College 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 Eternity Funeral Homes & Cremations, Jacksonville & Nassau, Florida