Hometown: New York City, NY
Occupation: Flight Attendant, United Airlines
As the purser on Flight 93, Deborah Jacobs Welsh, 49, was assigned to First Class and was responsible for overseeing the flight attendants. With more than twenty-five years of experience with three airlines, she was well-qualified to handle the role. The six-foot tall Welsh was raised in Philadelphia, the eldest of six children. She loved to travel and embraced the cultures of the exotic places she visited. She cared deeply about animals, and was compassionate and thoughtful, delivering leftover airline meals and warm winter clothing to homeless people in the Manhattan neighborhood where she lived with her husband.