Updated: Jan 23
Eugene R. Decker was the son of Norman & Beatrice Decker and grandson of Charles G. Decker (1862-1909) and Lydia (Mayo) Decker. For more on the Decker and Mayo families, see the Decker page.
A beautiful tribute, along with his obituary, and is currently published on the website of Lazer-Smith & Vander Platt Memorial Home as follows:
Eugene R. Decker, of Warwick, passed away on February 16, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Community Hospital. He was 82 years old.
Born on April 24, 1929 in Howells, NY, he was the son of the late Norman and Beatrice (Morgan) Decker-Riggs.
He was married to Sandra Decker.
Mr. Decker served with the US Army during World War II, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal with Japan Clasp, Sharpshooters Medal, and Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII. He was Maintenance Supervisor with Sterling Forest Conference Center, Sterling Forest. A master woodworker, he was past Fire Chief with the Sterling Forest Fire Company #2.
A family statement reads: “He was truly loved and will be truly missed.”
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Decker of Warwick; a son, Terry Decker and his wife Cheryl of Warwick; three grandchildren: Kyle, Michelle and Taylor; sisters: Audrey Recca and husband Joseph and Doris Slockbower, both of Jensen Beach, FL; sister-in-law Rosemary Decker of Warwick; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Norman (Whitey) Decker and George Decker.
Visitation will be on Monday, February 20th, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. Funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be sent to Warwick Valley Humane Society, PO Box 61, Warwick, NY 10990.