Hometown: New York City, New York
Occupation: Flight Attendant, United Airlines
As the purser on Flight 93, Deborah Jacobs Welsh was assigned to first class. With more than 25 years of experience with three airlines, she was well-qualified for the role. 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 is remembered as compassionate and thoughtful, often delivering leftover airline meals and warm winter clothing to homeless people in the Manhattan neighborhood where she and her husband lived.