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LEESBURG, Va. - William "Bill" Elliott Homa, 54, passed away on March 5, 2018, following a long illness.
He was the husband of Terri and loving father of Kathryn, Mary, and Madelyn.
He was the son of John (deceased) and Dorothy Elliott Homa. Bill was delivered by his grandfather, Dr. William P. Elliott in New Berlin. He grew up in Delhi, with his sister, Natasha. He graduated in 1981 from Delaware Academy, where he played football, wrestled, ran track, and played trumpet in the band.
Following graduation from Hartwick College in 1985, and USMC Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia, Bill was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and served as a platoon leader at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He also served in NATO Exercises in Oslo, Norway, and served on the USS Nassau. He was promoted to First Lieutenant and later honorably discharged in 1991.
After earning his master's degree in information technology from George Washington University, Bill worked on defense contracts for Booz-Allen Hamilton and later worked for MCI and Verizon Business.
Bill and Terri married in 2003 and made their home in Leesburg, Virginia, where they had three daughters.
Bill enjoyed cooking, camping, going to the beach, traveling to educational and rustic destinations with his family, and visiting his mother in Whitesboro and his sister and her fiancée, Marian Thompson in Utica.
He was a big Syracuse and Redskins fan. As a cigar aficionado, he often enjoyed a cigar while walking the family dog, Molly, and attending the annual CigarFest with his best friend, Erich Goodnough.
The family thanks all of those who visited Bill in the hospital and sent well wishes to the family.
Services will be held in Leesburg, Virginia, with burial in Quantico National Cemetery.
Published on March 9, 2018
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