Kurt H., Sr., 69, of Carlstadt for 7 years and formerly of East Rutherford passed away on November 15, 2012. Mr. Dechert was born in Jersey City. He served in the Army
during the Vietnam War
. For over 25 years he was a Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Rutherford. Kurt was a member of the Carlstadt American Legion, Post #69 and was a Past Commander, a life member of the Saddle Brook V.F.W
., a member of the East Rutherford Fire Dept., Engine Co. #3 and Ex-Fire Chief, a life member of N.J. Exempt Assoc., a member of the N.J. State Fire Chief Assoc. Beloved father of Kurt L. Dechert, Peter E. Dechert and his wife Stacie and Bonnie A. Felten and her husband Kevin. Loving grandfather of ten grandchildren. Dear brother of Otto Dechert and the late Christian Dechert. Funeral service at the Kimak Funeral Home, 425 Broad Street, Carlstadt on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:30 AM. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visitation Sunday 2-6 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Rutherford Fire Dept., P.O. Box 52, East Rutherford, NJ 07073.