Verdon Decker

Obituary of Verdon C. Decker

Verdon C. Decker, 90, of Lenoxville, PA, died Monday morning, January 6, 2020 at home. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, the former Faye L. Hallstead, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage at the time of her death on October 14, 2008.

Born on February 28, 1929 in Glenwood, PA, he was the son of the late Harry Isaac Decker and Olive Armillie Ross Decker.

Verdon was a graduate of Harford High School, Harford, PA, and began his work career as a mechanic with H.L. Stephens and Son Ford in Lenoxville and later with Gault Chevrolet in Endicott, NY. He retired from Procter and Gamble in Mehoopany, PA, after 23 years of employment. Verdon was extremely mechanical and could fix anything. He was fondly referred to by many as the "mower man". At one time or another, he either fixed someone's lawn mower or was sought out for a part from his vast collection he accumulated.

Verdon was a loving Christian man, who was a member of the Lenoxville United Methodist Church and its choir. He was also a member of the Lenoxville Band where he played trombone.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Aseracare and Paragon for their kind and compassionate care of Verdon.

He is survived by a son: Michael J. Decker and wife, Jeanine of Lenoxville, PA; two daughters: Linda L. McGlone and husband, Paul of Carbondale, PA and Patricia F. Rowan and husband, Michael of Lenoxville, PA; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; a brother: Roland Decker and wife, Nancy of Lenoxville, PA; a sister-in-law, Katherine "Mickey" Decker of Missouri; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Vernon "Terry" Decker, a grandson: Jonathan Granick; a brother: Arthur Decker; two sisters: Helen Curtis and Armillie Corey.

The funeral was held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from the Lenoxville United Methodist Church, 4820 State Route 374, Lenoxville, PA, officiated by Rev. James P. Madas. Interment, Willow View Cemetery, Clifford, PA.

Pallbearers: Michael Decker, William Granick, Joshua Shinn, Paul Shepherd, Erick and Jameson Pickering.

A viewing was held Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Clifford, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions were made either to the Lenoxville United Methodist Church, 4820 S.R. 374, Lenoxville, PA 18441 or the Kingsley Community Church, P.O. Box 125, Kingsley, PA 18825

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Saturday
11
January

Visitation at Main Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Lenoxville United Methodist Church
4820 State Route 374
Lenoxville, Pennsylvania, United States
Saturday
11
January

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Lenoxville United Methodist Church
4820 State Route 374
Lenoxville, Pennsylvania, United States

Final Resting Place

Willow View Cemetery
120 Cemetery Street
Clifford, Pennsylvania, United States
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