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Frederick E. Decker

Obituary for Frederick E. Decker

September 5, 1929 - June 2, 2017
Norristown, Pennsylvania | Age 87


Frederick E. Decker passed away with his family by his side on June 2, 2017 at age 87. Born September 5, 1929 in Erie PA, he moved to Norristown and remained a life-long resident with his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy J. (Schwemmer) Decker.

Frederick was the beloved father of Dorothy and Susan and cherished grandfather of Stephanie (Tyler LaMunyon), great grandfather of Oliver, Phoebe and Marley and many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his sister Alice and was preceded in death by his parents, Violet (Rowan) and Dr. Frederick J. Decker, his sister Roberta and brother Tom.

Frederick was a 1948 graduate Norristown HS and was a Brakeman Conductor for the Upper Merion & Plymouth Railroad for 25 years. After his "retirement", Frederick continued to work until two years ago. He was a member of Visitation BVM Church. Frederick enjoyed carpentry, picnics, auctions, boats, old westerns, and "Boys Night Out" with his best friend and brother-in-law, Hank Schwemmer. Most of all, his family was his world.
Services and burial are private.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to St. Jude's Children's Cancer Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Family Services entrusted to Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norristown, 610-277-7000.

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Norristown, PA 19401
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