Herbert W. Homer

United Flight 175

Herb Homer, 48,

Raytheon executive

By Globe Staff, 9/14/2001

Herb W. Homer of Milford, an official with the US Department of Defense, was killed Tuesday when United Airlines Flight 175 crashed in New York. He was 48.

Born in Everett and raised in Framingham, Mr. Homer was a graduate of Framingham North High School and Northeastern University, where he majored in political science and education. In 1997, he moved to Milford.

Mr. Homer served as a US official coordinating government work by Raytheon Co. in Burlington. He began his 27-year federal career at the Defense Contract Management Agency's Raytheon office in 1974.

A member of First Congregational Church of Milford, he worked on several church committees and volunteered in the church nursery.

He was active with the Framingham chapter of the Jaycees, serving as a Special Olympics coach, and was a member of the Jaycees International Senate.

Mr. Homer was also an avid traveler throughout the country and Europe.

He leaves his wife, Karen L. (Pond); his parents, William T. and Winifred M. (Burke) of Framingham; and a brother, Stephen H.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Congregational Church in Milford.

Editorial Obituary published in THE BOSTON GLOBE on 9/14/2001.

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