David E. Homan, 59, formerly of Newtown Square, chief operating officer of New Era Tickets, died Friday, Dec. 21, at Lankenau Hospital of complications from heart surgery.

Mr. Homan, who spent more than 35 years in the sports, entertainment, and ticketing business, joined New Era in 2003. The company is a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor.

Previously, he had been general manager of Ticketmaster in the Philadelphia region and for seven years was general manager for Ticketmaster in the New York area.

Mr. Homan was born in Cincinnati and raised in Havertown. After graduating from Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, he worked in the administrative offices at TV Guide in Radnor. He then worked in the box office at the Spectrum and was with the Spectrum's marketing department before becoming a Ticketmaster manager.

A sports enthusiast, Mr. Homan once had season tickets to Flyers and Eagles games, his daughter Megan Marchetti said. He was a Bruce Springsteen fan and attended all of the Boss' concerts.

He enjoyed spending his free time at his vacation house in Avalon, N.J., his daughter said.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. Homan is survived by his wife, Sharon Morganti Homan; another daughter, Colette Kruzel; a son, Matthew; two sisters; a brother; and seven grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at St. John Chrysostom Roman Catholic Church, 617 S. Providence Rd., Wallingford.