Michael "Mickey" Homa
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Homa, Michael E.
Michael "Mickey" Homa, age 90, the devoted husband of Wanda Soltys Homa for over sixty-three years, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 with his family by his side. Born in Fairfield to the late Peter and Eva Homa, Mickey attended St. Thomas Parochial School and Roger Ludlowe H.S. where he lettered in golf, baseball and basketball. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps serving 34 months in Iceland during World War II. While serving in the Marines, he played on the Marine Corps Basketball Team with appearances in Scotland and England. Upon discharge from the service, he then attended the University of Kentucky on a basketball scholarship under Coach Adolph Rupp.
After college, he joined Perry Pilotti's famed Bridgeport Newfields ABA Team and played forward for six years where he earned his reputation as "Hooks Homa". This team played many famous teams such as the NY Knicks, the Harlem Globetrotters, the Renaissance and the Toledo Jeeps among others.
After turning from professional basketball to professional golf, he worked at Rockledge Country Club for three years under the tutelage of Tommy Armour. He began a job as Playing Pro at Westchester Country Club from 1950-1962 and played the professional golf circuit in the wintertime. After leaving Westchester, he received his first Head Pro job at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton remaining there for ten years. He then became the Head Pro at H. Smith Richardson Golf Course in 1972 and remained there until his retirement in 1995. Some of his memorable golf achievements were: playing in nine national opens and five PGA championships; winning the Westchester Open three straight years; tying the Connecticut Open; tying the Massachusetts Open; winning the Westchester Asst. Professional Championship; winning the Metropolitan Assistant Pro Championship; winning the Metropolitan Pro-Pro and winning the Greenbrier Open. He most recently played in two U.S. Senior Opens.
In addition to his loving wife, Mickey is survived by two sons, Michael E. Homa Jr. and his wife, Patricia of North Carolina and Dr. Thomas P. Homa and his wife, Aileen of Fairfield and five cherished grandchildren, Reid, Rose, Sean, Christian and Marisa. He was predeceased by all of his siblings.
Friends are invited to greet his family and celebrate his life on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 1-4 p.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road in Fairfield Center. Donations may be made in his memory to the HSR Scholarship Fund at H. Smith Richardson Golf Course, 2425 Morehouse Highway, Fairfield, CT 06824. To send an online condolence, please visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com

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Published in Connecticut Post on Apr. 11, 2014.
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April 14, 2014
Wanda, Tom and Mike, so very sorry to hear of Mickey's passing, please accept our condolences. Please accept my sincere appologies for not attending the services, as I was away on business and did not see the anouncement unitl this morning. Mickey was a huge influence for me and to my understanding of the game of golf. I still use some of the tips he had provided to me along the years. I consider myself to be blessed with knowning him and your family since such a young age. He was a true gentlemen and defined the word in my opinion. May he rest in peace.
TJ Crenwick
April 11, 2014
Wanda, Tommy and family -- heard the news, Mickey was a great influence on all of us. Learned to love the game of golf through his gentle guidance.
Jeff Renzulli
April 11, 2014
Knew and admired Mickey since childhood.He was the greatest natural athlete I ever saw. He was also very kind to me. My condolences to his family. Bob Gerety
April 11, 2014
I am an old old Fairfield friend knowing Mickey since Grammer school.I always thought he was the greatest natural athlete I ever saw. My condolences to his family
Bob Gerety
April 11, 2014
Wanda,Mike and Tom, Our most sincere condolences on the passing of Mickey. I knew him to be a true gentleman and genuinely nice person. I'm sure he was very proud of his family and their accomplishments in life. I an happy to have known him all these years. I was very impressed as his successes in life. Respectfully, Tom McLean and Debbie Daniels.
Thomas McLean
April 11, 2014
Mrs Homa, Mike & Tom
Saddened to hear of Mickeys passing, and pray that you find peace at this time.
Fond memories of Rolling Hills CC, and many years beyond..It was a real Blessing to have known him.
Kenny Aiello
April 11, 2014

We regret that we will not be able to attend the service for Mickey. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Ron and Chris Sullivan
April 11, 2014
Tom & Family,
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your Father. He was a great man and I always enjoyed being in his company.
I will keep him and you in my thoughts and prayers.
May he now rest.
Michael O'Dwyer
April 11, 2014
Wanda, Tom, and Michael. We knew Mickey as a true gentleman. He treated everybody with respect and was loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family.
Leo and Bette Gregg
April 11, 2014
From my brother Gary (who sends condolences from Florida), the rest of my family, my extended family (which includes "the group(s)", past and present) and myself, our deepest sympathies to everyone in the Homa family and to all who knew this great athlete and super human being.
Lou Pintek
April 11, 2014
I am so very sorry to read about the passing of Mickey He was a wonderful man that lived a full life and gave so much to his family friends and the town of Fairfield. There will only be one Mickey Homa and he was simply the best and should always be remembered as one of the great ones.
Robert Byiteck
April 11, 2014
To the Homa Family: Many great memories of Mickey. Always a kind word to me as I was growing up at Smith Richardson. When I had a problem with my swing, he always helped me. May he Rest in Peace.
Gary Pintek
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