FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Michael "Mickey" Homa of Fairfield died Wednesday, April 9. He was 90.
Homa was born in Fairfield to Peter and Eva Homa, he attended St. Thomas Parochial School and Roger Ludlowe H.S. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps serving 34 months in Iceland during World War II. 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 Bridgeport Newfields ABA Team and played forward for six years. 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 to 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 10 years. He then became the Head Pro at H. Smith Richardson Golf Course in 1972 and remained there until his retirement in 1995.
Homa is survived by his wife, Wanda Soltys Homa; sons, Michael E. Homa Jr. (Patricia) of North Carolina and Dr. Thomas P. Homa (Aileen) of Fairfield; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; and all his siblings.
Calling hours are Saturday, April 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road in Fairfield Center.
Donations may be made in Homa’s memory to the HSR Scholarship Fund at H. Smith Richardson Golf Course, 2425 Morehouse Highway, Fairfield, CT 06824.