Rex D. Hume – Class of 1965 – April 26, 2015
Rex D. Hume, 68, lifelong resident of Indiana, died April 26, 2015, at his home in Valparaiso, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Winslow, and lived in Bloomington, Indianapolis, and Valparaiso. He attended Winslow High School, graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Politics, and achieved an MA in Political Science from Indiana University.
His lifelong loves were public service and music, and he served on the boards of several organizations, including the Bloomington Public Transit Board, as a committee person for the Monroe County Democratic Precinct Committee, Treasurer of the Monroe County Democratic Party, Democratic member of the Monroe County Election Board, and served as treasurer for numerous county and state political candidates.
His professional career mirrored his personal life of service, and he became Director of the Institute for Research in Public Safety, Information Director of the Indiana State Democratic Central Committee, and held positions in state government, last for the Indiana State Board of Tax Commissioners. He moved into the private sector as a real estate tax consultant based in Lake and Porter Counties, and became a founding partner of Innovative Property Tax Solutions.
His baritone voice enhanced many chorale groups, including the Princeton Glee Club, Bloomington Chamber Singers, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the Apollo Chorus of Chicago and several church choirs.
He was a member of several vestry boards in various Episcopal Church parishes, and was a communicant of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Valparaiso, Indiana.
He is survived by his parents, Ernest and Marilee Hume, his wife, Linda Richards, four stepchildren and three grandchildren, and a host of grieving relatives and friends.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew’s Church in Valparaiso on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 2:00 PM, Central Time, followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity Epicsopal Music Fund, 111 South Grant Street, Bloomington, IN 47408, in memory of Rex D. Hume.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Winslow General Baptist Church in Winslow on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, with reception following.