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Memorial Gathering

Accord Speedway
Sunday June 13th, 2021
1:00pm - 6:00pm

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Douglas Decker

Douglas Decker, 74 passed away February 6, 2021 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital after a short illness (Pneumonia and complications due to Covid)
Douglas (Dougy) was born June 15, 1946 in Ellenville Hospital NY. He grew up in Kerhonkson where he lived most of his life, he moved to Port Charlotte, FL 19 yrs ago after he retired. He was the son of the late Daniel and Grace (Foreman) Decker.
Dougy worked for the Town of Rochester Highway Dept. for 30 years, where he worked as a truck driver and mechanic. Dougy was a jack of all trades, master of none (he would say quite often). He knew how to operate all heavy equipment. He was an outdoorsman, he loved to hunt, especially deer. He loved being around his family and friends, having bbqs and pig roasts which he did for many years and many of his friends and locals would call on him to roast their pigs or just to lend a hand.
 Dougy would give the shirt off of his back for anyone in need. He always kept things real with people he talked to. He would always say don't live in a fantasy world, you wont get anywhere in life. Always live in reality. Dougy's 2 favorite quotes were these, ( If it aint broke dont fix it, & We got time).  He was a man of his word in a time when a hand shake was all you needed. He truly was one of a kind.

Dougy is survived by his wife Dolores of 50 years. His children, son, John Decker of Port Charlotte, FL daughter Alicia Soyke of Port Charlotte FL, son David L. Decker of Kerhonkson NY, daughter Dawn Beebe of Kerhonkson NY. He had 15 grandchildren, Jessica, Jonathan, Steven, Anthony, Kevin, Karen, Danielle, Brianna, Valerie, Tomi, Christopher, Destiny, Corey, Brittany, and Kaitlyn. He also had 15 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Donald Decker.
Dougy was predeceased by brothers Irvin Decker, Pearly Decker, Leon Decker, Pete Decker, Arthur Decker, Burton Decker, and Roylee Decker. Sisters Rae Decker, Francis Barringer, Mildred Barringer, and Janet Bocher.

The memorial for Douglas Decker will be June 13th 2021, (Sunday) from 1pm to 6pm at the Accord Speedway. This memorial will be done the way he would have liked it. We ask for any and all of his family and friends to come and celebrate his life with us. (Decker Style) We also ask for anyone that has pictures of Doug to bring and talk about old times and share memories you all with him. .


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Judy Hasbrouck Feb 14 2021 12:00 AM

There are soo many memory's that I could share of me and dad im not his blood child but he was a huge influence in my life living with them for 8 long years he was funny caring loving and strong so very strong he would tell me all the time that I had to do whats right and stop living in my fantasy world lol . He and Dolores (mom ) helped raise my son from the time he was 8 months old accepted me and my baby with open arms . I remember the first day I ever met him, and Alicia's husband( teddy) at the time said something about Ricans and their pre made familys ....Doug stood up and said dont worry about him he dont know any better and gave me a hug and invited me into his family picked up my son Corey and from that point on we were family no matter what happen between me and David we were always considered family to him and mom. He will always be cherished and loved in our hearts we love you dad/grandpa with all we are because you made us what we are you inspired us to do better no matter the consequences I love you dad and will never forget all you taught me and Corey. Love you sleep well till we meet again xoxo
Lo e you guys anything you need we are here to help if we can always in our thoughts xoxo
Amanda &Corey.

Amanda Rosario Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to the family of your loss. Prayers to everyone and soar high in the heavens Doug.

Lynette Keator Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Doug. We shared many years working together at The Town of Rochester Highway Dept. He was a wonderful man and I feel blessed to have known him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Crystal Gazlay Feb 10 2021 12:00 AM