James D. “Jim” Humes

December 28, 1951 - August 26, 2020

James D. “Jim” Humes, 68, of Bear, DE, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

Born in Reading, OH, on December 28, 1951, he was the son of the late Florentina (Aufenanger) Humes. Growing up in Elmhurst and Hicksville, NY, Jim attended St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset, NY, and graduated from Hofstra University in 1974, where he met Josephine Guasto, whom he married in 1975.

Jim is survived by his wife of 45 years, Josephine (Guasto) Humes; sons Kurt W. Humes (Kristine) of Queens, NY, Craig A. Humes (Thuy) of Walnut Creek, CA, and Christian D. Humes of Los Angeles, CA; granddaughters Juliana A. Humes and Isabella J. Humes; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jim was very proud of his family and always wanted to be involved. He coached his sons’ T-ball and lacrosse teams and was their cub scout master. Jim also enjoyed taking his family to the beach, to sporting events, and on many ski trips as his children were growing up.

His family misses him deeply.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at St. Margaret of Scotland, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Council on Brain Injury https://www.councilonbraininjury.com/.


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4 Condolences for James D. “Jim” Humes

  • Will miss you. Though not blood related you always made me feel like I was a cousin, not a cousin in law. Thanks for the good memories and always being respectful.

  • Jim was integral part of Roseann’s kids lives .. my wonderful childhood memories of Hicksville always include Nana, Pop, Auntie Flo and Jim. That time is now a memory with his passing. Jim and Josephine when moved to Delaware always made it a point to join us at big family events in Virginia. Love the Humes clan and will miss Jim deeply.

  • I remember Jimmy from my earliest memories of visiting Nana and Pop Aufenanger and Auntie Flora in Hicksville. The thing I will always remember is Jimmy’s kindness and smile throughout. He will definitely be missed and I have no doubt his family in heaven was there to meet him. I send my deepest sympathy. You are all in my thoughts.

  • Dearest Josephine & family,

    We are all saddened to hear about Jimmy’s passing. Our deepest condolences. Hoping you are all well.

    Aunt Rose & family