Mr. Donald Charles Decker
April 25, 1936 - April 28, 2012
Donald Charles Decker, 76, of Scranton, PA, died Saturday (4/28/2012) and now rests in Jesus’ arms, after a long illness culminating at Allied Services.
He was born in Carbondale, PA on April 25, 1936 the son of the late Charles and Alice Decker. He served in the US Navy from 1954 to 1957, worked for Poloron Products and was a Reserve Police Officer for the City of Scranton for 25 years. He lived a simple life and derived much pleasure from his relationships with family and friends. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards and became an avid cheater when facing stiff competition. He never took life too seriously, enjoyed life, and was always a pleasure and joy to be around. He was a great encourager of people around him. He did a lot of this at the American Legion and VFW and with his family and friends till his final days.
The family would like to send a sincere thank you to his end of life caregiver - Lillian Scott and the staff at Allied Services. With family so far away, Lillian's support means more than she can know.
Surviving are his sister Alice Daniels (Waymart PA), daughters Kimberly Shiffer (Reading, PA), Sharon Roberts (South Carolina), and stepson Ted Mead (North Carolina), granddaughters (Abriana, Amanda, and Emily Jo); grandson Nathan; and great granddaughter Hilaree in addition to many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded two brothers Harvey and Robert; sisters Nancy Good and Jean Bingham; also stepdaughter Ann Marie Mead; niece Jean Good; nephews Michael Dipitero and James Eisenhauer
Donald would not like the idea of people mourning over his body, but would rather them celebrate his life. There will be no funeral service. The family will have a memorial service at their convenience at the key locations he enjoyed with his family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion or VFW.