Daniel Richard Decker
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AGE: 17 • Rockaway Twp.
Daniel Richard Decker died on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, along with his mother, Pamela, resulting from complications during a house fire. He was 17 years old. Daniel was born in Paterson, and lived in Botany Village in Clifton before moving to Rockaway Twp. in 1996. Daniel was a Senior at Morris Knolls High School in Denville where he was a member of the Fencing team. He was also a Boy Scout, and he studied Kung Fu at the Ancient Fighting Arts School in Mount Arlington for over 10 years under the tutelage of Sifu Steve Frankel.
He is survived by his father, Brent; his paternal grandparents, Richard and Lois Decker; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 3:00- 6:30 p.m., with a memorial service beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 508 Green Pond Rd, Rockaway. Arrangements by Whitham-Kanapaux Funeral Home, 20 Keller Ave, Rockaway. In lieu of flowers, donations to: HTLC-Friends of the Deckers', c/o Holy Trinity Lutheran Church would be most appreciated.
Published in Daily Record on Jan. 23, 2013