Obituary of Donald J. Decker
Decker, Donald Jack
Spencerport: November 2, 2019, at age 88. He was predeceased by his wife Mildred Elmquist (Mayo); parents Oscar R and Florence P. Decker; and sister Sylvia (Robert) Fellows. He is survived by his sons Edward S. Decker of Arlington, TX, and Michael L. Decker of Utica, NY; his stepchildren William L. (Sueko) Mayo, John T. Mayo, Joseph E. (Lisa) Mayo, and Debra (Kevin) Deuel; brother David L. (Jean) Decker; loving companion Ruth V. Caswell; several nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, here, in FL and in Elmira, NY.
Mr. Decker was an Army Air Corps and U.S. Airforce veteran (7 years) and a 42 year member of Harvey C. Noone American Legion Post #954 in Churchville, NY. He was on an Honor Flight in 2017 to Washington, D.C. and the memorials.
Don graduated from Spencerport High School in 1949. He was a retired architectural draftsman, having worked in the offices of Benedict Ade, Richard Ade; Jenkins-Wurzer Starks and SWBR Architects P.C., a profession he thoroughly enjoyed and still has many close acquaintances there.
He was a past Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troup #165 in Spencerport, NY; a volunteer at Lakeside Hospital in Brockport, NY; and was an active member of the First Congregational Church (U.C.C. - The White Church) in Spencerport, NY, where he was a Sunday school teacher and a member/worker of the retired group. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, sailing and working on the Decker apple farm where he grew up and still resided; a wonderful place to have been.
Friends are invited to attend his memorial service Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11 am at the First Congregational Church (The White Church), 65 Church St., Spencerport, NY. Interment will be at Fairfield Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Congregational Church, 65 Church St., Spencerport, NY, 14559, in Don’s memory.