Joe Hume Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Fallbrook on March 22, 2013 at the age of 97. Joe was born on a farm outside Rutledge, Mo., attended high school in Kirksville, Mo. where his family operated a Dodge dealership called Parcells & Hume.
The family moved to Ocean Beach in San Diego where they operated the Abbott Street Grocery. Joe was hired by Consolidated Aircraft where he worked in airplane sheet metal fabrication. In 1939, he went to work for the US Navy in aircraft maintenance; during the war years, he supervised emergency repairs on military aircraft; he retired in 1961.
Joe’s family would like to thank all those who helped with his care, especially Dr. Peter Strutz and staff, Elizabeth Hospice. There are not enough words to thank Ador, who was such a devoted friend and compassionate caregiver to him.