James “Jim” Edward Aegerter, 58, of Greenwood, Indiana passed away February 11, 2021. He was born January 19, 1963 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Delpha Hoover; loving sister, Carol Sue Young; brother, Richard Hoover; brothers-in-law, Clyde Young and Jack Gurvitz. Surviving to cherish his memory are nieces, Melissa (Christopher) Young-Guillaume and Ryann Hoover; sister, Linda Gurvitz; nephews, Ross Hoover, Chuck Gurvitz, David Gurvitz, and Scott Gurvitz; along with many cousins and friends.
Jim found great joy spending time researching ancestry and genealogy. He greatly enjoyed his Mountain Dews and a Mocha Frappuccino from the local Starbuck’s. He enjoyed reading, computer sciences, and spent many hours studying current political subjects.
James had a life full of many accomplishments. Born and raised in Indianapolis, James graduated from Pike High School in 1983. Upon completing a Criminal Justice degree from Indiana University (2003), he began a career of public service. James also spent time during his career working for the Marion County Prosecutors Office and Indiana Legal Services. As impressive as James’s professional life was, it was exceeded only by his efforts, as an advocate and mentor for individuals with disabilities and his dedication to Human Services.
Much of Jim’s advocacy and mentorship involvement was with the Indiana Governor’s Planning Council for the Disabled, where he sat as a current council member appointed under Governor Eric Holcomb. In previous years, Jim was appointed by the then Governor Evan Bayh to the Committee to Study the Long-Term Needs of Person with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness. Additionally, Jim has been involved with Easter Seals, Special Olympics, ARC, INARF, United Cerebral Palsy Foundation and participated in its telethons for over 15 years. While studying at the IUPUI School of SPEA he was an Advisory Board Memory for the Indiana University Institute for the Study of Developmental Disabilities, The University Affiliated Program of Indiana. Over the years, Jim has served a Client Advisory Council member for various home care providers for individuals with disabilities.
Though all these things describe James's life, he is best remembered as being an amazing son, brother, uncle, and friend to all who met him. He was truly one of a kind; his passing leaves an empty space in the hearts of those who were blessed enough to meet him.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place on March 13, 2021 at 11:00am at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260. The service will be live streamed at https://www.secondchurch.org/funeral
James will be laid to rest next to his family at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN, at a date yet to be determined.
Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Homes & Crematory ~ Whiteland Chapel
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