- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Nelson Louis Bomba, a retired Air Force colonel and director of purchasing for George Washington University, died May 1 of coronary-artery disease at Chesapeake General Hospital in Chesapeake, Va. He was 86.

Burial will be Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Col. Bomba was born Nov. 26, 1919, in Yorktown, Texas, and graduated from Yorktown High School in 1937. He graduated with a degree in business administration from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, in 1941.

Col. Bomba served in the Air Force for 28 years with the Air Logistics Command, the Atomic Energy Commission and the Air Force Ballistic Missile Command. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

After retiring from the military, Col. Bomba worked as director of purchasing for George Washington University for 20 years. He and his family had lived in Fairfax since 1963.

Col. Bomba was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus and an active member of Army Navy Country Club. He was involved in many community and family activities, including Little League Baseball and the Boy Scouts of America, and managed the Rutherford neighborhood swim team.

He enjoyed all sports, particularly golf, as well as hunting and spending time outdoors.

Col. Bomba is survived by three sons, Mark Bomba of Houston, Kevin Bomba of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Brian Bomba of Warrenton, Va.; a daughter, Teresa Bomba of Chesapeake; and four grandchildren.

His wife of 60 years, Rose Marie Lucy Bomba, and his eldest son, David Anthony Bomba, died in 2002.

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