Philip Wayne Hummer, 89, of Chicago, Illinois, and East Hampton, NY, passed away peacefully at his home on December 18, 2020, after a short illness, surrounded by his wife Lynn and their three daughters: Helen Feid, Brooke Hummer Mower and Elizabeth Hummer. Born in LaSalle, Illinois, Philip was the fifth child of Wayne and Ann (McNally) Hummer. He graduated from The Lawrenceville School, attended Princeton University, and spent two years as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army serving in Korea before joining the brokerage firm Wayne Hummer & Co. in 1954. Besides his father, Philip worked alongside his brother, William Hummer, for over 60 years; was the Chairman of the Executive Committee, helped direct the sale of the firm to Wintrust Financial Corp. in 2002; and, left the bank in 2018, at the age of 87, to start a new financial advisory firm, Hummer Mower Associates (HMA), with his son-in-law Grove Mower. He joined the board of The Field Foundation in 1987, and was the Board Chair from 1996-2004, becoming a Life Trustee in 2015. At the Chicago History Museum, Philip was a Trustee, Life Trustee and served as Board Chair from 1993-1996. He was elected in 1978 to membership in The Commercial Club of Chicago, becoming a Life Member; and, joined the Chicago Crime Commission in August of 1965, serving as Board Chair from 1979 through 1981, and remained on the board until his death. Philip was also active in the local chapter of the Securities Industry Association, serving as chairman for one year, which lead to his being on the Board of Governors from 1981-1985. He also served on the board of the Latin School of Chicago in the 1970's. Besides his wife and daughters, he is survived by five grandchildren: Charles Feid, Harriet Feid, William Feid, Chapin Mower and Edward Mower. Donations may be made in his memory to the Mikva Challenge. www.mikvachallenge.org
Published by Chicago Tribune on Dec. 27, 2020.