Mr. Harold E. Decker, age 77, of Parishville, passed away at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital on September 4, 2010 where he had been admitted August 23rd. There will be a memorial mass on Thursday, September 9th at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam, NY with Msgr. Robert Aucoin celebrant.
Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home on Wednesday, the 8th from 4 – 7 p.m. Contributions in his memory can be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.
Harold is survived by his wife, Jacqueline of Parishville; daughters Sue (Martin) Collins of Colton, and Kelly (Arnie) Ashlaw of Chateaugay; sons Robin Decker of Cortland, and Scott Decker of Colton; grandchildren Chris and Nick Decker of Cortland and Emily Ashlaw of Chateaugay; two brothers, Robert and Donald Decker; and two sisters, Patricia Marshall and Carol Medley.
He was predeceased by a daughter in law, Carolyn Decker; and grandchildren Patrick and Garren Ashlaw.
Harold was born on May 3, 1933 in Chateaugay, to Leo Decker and Blanche Boyea. He was a graduate of Malone Central High School. He was married to Jacqueline C. Clark on June 23, 1956. Harold worked on the railroad in Childwold for a few years. He then was a route delivery man for several bread companies. He worked for Durkee’s, Wonderbread, Tip Top and Stroehman. Harold retired ten years ago and moved to Parishville.
He was an avid sports fan. He especially loved hockey. He was a strong supporter of Potsdam Junior Hockey for many years working in the volunteer skate shop at Pine Street Arena. He worked the penalty box at Clarkson hockey games for many years.
Harold was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, and currently was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam.
Condolences can be sent online www.garnerfh.com.