John Decates, 77, Port Charlotte, died Dec. 22, 2003. He was born July 30, 1926, in Indonesia and came to Port Charlotte in 1999 from Cape Coral. He was the former owner of Eureka Saw Company of Mt. Carmel, Pa. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Betty; a son, Andre of Orange Village, Ohio; a daughter, Anne Marie of Cape Canaveral; a brother, France of Neijmegen, Holland; and three grandchildren. Services will be private. Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Center in Murdock is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Published in Herald Tribune on Dec. 23, 2003.