YORK SPRINGS Ronald G. Decker, Sr., 74, died Monday, December 2, 2013, at Hershey Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was born Thursday, October 5, 1939, in Gettysburg, the son of the late Raymond H. and Fannie M. (Smith) Decker, Sr. Ron was formerly employed by the former J.E. Baker Co. in York for 32 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ in New Chester. He was well known at the Rutters store in Hampton, enjoying a cup of coffee with friends and scratching an instant lottery ticket. He enjoyed going to Rosie's Restaurant for dinner and listening to music. Ron never missed a sporting event for his grandchildren. After the passing of his wife, he enjoyed spending time with his brother fixing up his John Deere tractor for the Latimore Valley Fair tractor parade and attending local auctions. His wife, Carolyn L. Decker, passed in November 2012. He is survived by two daughters, Shelly Ann and husband, Roy Moore of East Berlin, and Jennifer L. and husband, Brad Wolf of York Springs; one son, Ronald G. and wife, Lisa Decker, Jr. of Dillsburg; eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Miriam Morrow, Rosalee McCartney, and Shirley Smith, all of Mechanicsburg; and one brother, Raymond "Junie" Decker, Jr. of Dillsburg. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Pentz and Beatrice Uplinger; and two brothers, Clyde and Glenn Decker. Professional services have been entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home, Inc., 111 S. Main St., Bendersville. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, December 7, at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 2243 Hunterstown-Hampton Road, New Chester, with the Rev. Doug Hahn officiating. Interment will be in Hampton Union Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of services. Memorial contributions may be made to
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Published in Evening Sun on Dec. 5, 2013