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Richard Thomas Decker

March 2, 1945 ~ June 29, 2021 (age 76)


Richard T. Decker, age 76, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 with family by his side at his New Castle, PA home. He was born in Detroit, MI on March 2, 1945 to the late Donald and Marion (Ziegenfus) Decker.

He was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. He was later employed with Howell Industries, Inc. in Southfield, MI as its Director of Personnel and Labor Relations for the majority of his career. He relocated to Wilcox, PA to become Kane Magnetics International's Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations. After retirement he enjoyed part-time employment as a Medical Assistance Driver with the Area Transit Authority in Johnsonburg, PA.

Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Anne; former spouse, Mary Ruth Decker, of Milford, MI, mother of his children, Joe Decker (Amy), of Ellsworth, MI, and Sheri Decker Frank (Doug) of Livonia, MI; granddaughter, Cheyenne Sky Frank of Livonia, MI; stepchildren, David Craig (Julie) of Transfer, PA; Michelle Craig Carter (William) of Wendell, NC; Robert Gray (Verleigh) of Warren, OH; Kirk Gray (Lissette) of Hubbard, OH; Eric Gray (Shiloh) of Lake Forest, CA; several step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by Mary Anne and his extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Decker, of Brandon, FL; sister, Barbara Ragan, of Garden City, MI; brother, Thomas Decker, of Littleton, CO; and stepson, Richard Craig, Jr. of Vernon, OH.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 12, 202110:00 at the Chapel at Glen Eden Memorial Park, 35667 W. Eight Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152, 248-477-4460. Please RSVP at 724-202-6399.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends may make a donation to a charity of their choice.

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Memorial Service
July 12, 2021

10:00 AM
Chapel at Glen Eden Memorial Park
35667 W. Eight Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152

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