Homero E. Acevedo, 50, an education program specialist with the U.S. Office of Education, died at George Washington University Hospital Wednesday following a heart attack.

Dr. Acevdeo was assigned to the Denver regional office of the Office of Education and was in Washington on temporary assignment for the past month. He has worked here for the agency from 1970 to 1976, and had lived in Haymarket, Va., before transfering to Denver.

Dr. Acevedo was born in Laredo, Tex.He attended Texas A&M University and earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Honston. He earned a doctorate at the University of Texas and at Walden University in Naples, Fla.

He was a counselor in the Laredo public school system and then worked at the Equal Education Opportuntiy Center at the University of Texas in Austin. He joined the Office of Education in 1970 as a specialist in the urban rural career opportunities program.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Maria, and five children, Angelique, Annette, Hugo, Hector and Homero Jr., all of the home in Lakewood, Colo.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarship Fund, 2460 West 26th Ave., Suite 252 C, Denver, Colo., 80211.