James Arthur Hubbard
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James Arthur Hubbard
  • June 1, 1954 - April 17, 2017
  • Illinois

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James A. Hubbard, of Wilmette, Illinois, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 17, at the age of 62.

He was a loving husband to Rebecca Hubbard; father to James "Jack" Hubbard, Andrew "Andy" Hubbard, Ingrid (Bill) Hubbard Reidy, Ashley Anderson, Lauren (Nikola) Nikolic; brother to G. William Hubbard, David Hubbard, Robert Hubbard, and Valerie Shirey; uncle to his many nieces and nephews; and a great friend and mentor to many.

A banking executive for more than thirty-five years, Jim held senior positions at New Century Bank, Diamond Bank, Old Kent Financial, and American National Bank. He also founded HB Financial Group, and served most recently as President at Exemplar Financial Institutions.

Jim was an avid sportsman, always keen to share his love of fly-fishing and sport-shooting with friends and family. A proud Eagle Scout, he remained active in scouting through his sons. He was a 1977 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and served his country as a Field Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army. He also earned his Masters of Business Administration through the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.

Jim's family will receive loved ones and friends on Friday, April 21 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home, 1100 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091. The funeral service will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private.

Arrangements under the direction of Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home, Wilmette, IL.