James Calvin Hummer

This obituary is written with honor and celebration of the life of “Calvin” Hummer. He was one of a kind and to know him was to love him. He wore many hats and made a difference in the lives of all who knew and loved him. There will never be another one like him.

James “Calvin” Hummer, 88, (39!!) of Harpers Ferry, WV, was born June 28, 1932, in Bluemont, Va., and passed away July 1, 2020, at the Adler Hospice Care Center in Aldie, Va. He was the son of James Norris Hummer and Mabel Catherine (Longerbeam) Hummer of Loudoun County, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Mason Abraham Hummer; sister, Hazel Zanovia Hummer; Chet; and his best friend for over 50 years, Bob Decker.

He is survived by his immediate family, wife, Judy; his most beloved daughters, Darlene Wolf Moore (Tom), Dana Atkisson and her boyfriend, Kevin, and Elizabeth Hill (Murray); niece, Barbara Hummer; and Shirley (with whom he shared many special years.) He had five grandchildren, Eric (Kristin), Ben, Gunnar (Anaiah), Amy (Wesley), and Kaylee; and three great-grandchildren, Maddix, Shiloh and Garrett. His extended family includes son, Paul (Susan); grandchildren, Josh and Megan (his personal bartender); his crab eatin’, beer drinkin’ buddies, Don and Sharon (daughter no. four), Mihai (Christina); grandchildren, Andreea and Johann ,Bonnie and family; Cliff, who was like another brother; Holly and Jean. But the absolute love of his “non” people life was his kitty, “Monday.” We can’t even begin to compete with that love affair!

His love of the outdoors began as a child when he was raised on farms in Loudoun County, Va. He enjoyed reading (especially about the Civil War), hunting, fishing, gardening, “playing” with his tractors, and listening to the older country music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, but most importantly, he was a hard worker. He began his professional career as a carpenter and later became a General Superintendent for J. Kennon Perrin, W.R. Manchester and E.H. Glover construction companies in Northern Virginia. He worked for over 50 years before his retirement in 1998. One of his greatest accomplishments was designing, drawing the plans, and building his own home on five acres in West Virginia. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army in the MP division.

Our deepest, heartfelt appreciation, thanks and gratitude to the many doctors, nurses and staff of Inova Loudoun and Adler Hospice Care Center who walked with us along his final journey. We could not have done this without each and everyone of them.

“Get ready, Bob, here I come !!”

Arrangements are being handled by Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, Va. Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Capital Caring, Adler Hospice Center, 24419 Millstream Dr., Aldie, Va 20105.

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