QUEENSBURY NY — Gregory James Decker, age 68, passed away at his home in Queensbury, NY on April 30th, 2018.
He was born January 23, 1950 in Staten Island, NY to the late Robert E. Decker, Sr. and Elizabeth S. Decker. He attended Saint Paul’s Elementary School, Monsignor Farrell High School, followed by University of Ohio, Dayton where he attained a Masters Degree in Education.
He returned to Staten Island as a teacher at Staten Island Academy before moving to Walton, NY to begin working with children and adults with developmental disabilities. He then moved to Queensbury, NY in 2001 upon retirement. Throughout his life, he fostered several adolescents with special needs. He was a devote Catholic, animal lover, avid antique collector, owning antique shop in Walton, NY.
He is survived by his brother, Mark E. Decker, Sr., sister-in-law, Ann G. Decker, and by his two nieces and two nephews. He is the brother of the late Robert E. Decker, Jr. Greg will be sorely missed by his family, his friends and by every heart that he touched.
Visitation was on Friday, May 4th from 10:30AM to 12:30PM at Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804
A mass was celebrated following the calling hours at 1 PM at Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, 448 Aviation Rd., Queensbury, NY 12804.
Burial was Saturday, May 5th at 12PM at Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Ave., Walton, NY.
In Lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA of Upstate New York, 588 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804. in his name are welcomed.
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