Charles Francis LeeDecker

Bethlehem Twp., Pennsylvania

Nov 20, 1916 – Dec 31, 2018 (Age 102)


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Charles Francis LeeDecker, 102 formerly of Hershey, Camp Hill and State College, PA passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at Country Meadows, Bethlehem Twp., PA. Born November 20, 1916 in Newark, NJ he was a son of the late Catherine (Hussey) and Charles F. LeeDecker, Sr. He was the husband of 72...

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In 1966-67, upon graduating from Camp Hill High School in the same class as son, Charles H. LeeDecker, I had a short-term office job before going off to higher education. The PA State Assn. of Boroughs at that time was at 2415 N. Front St., and housed several similar local government associations. There was a large common open space for us office workers and featured a huge picture window overlooking the Susquehanna River. Occasionally, when taking a brief break from his own office and desk,...

I had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State Association of Borough during part of Dr. LeeDecker's tenure as Executive Vice President. I later served as President of the Association. I found him to be an extremely knowledgeable, dedicated, and dynamic leader. Under his guidance PSAB became the preeminent local government organization in Pennsylvania. On a more personal note, he and his wife Ester were two of the warmest and most gracious individuals I...

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dr LeeDecker, he was always a gentlemen and a scholar.
His knowledge of local government was exceptional and will be greatly missed.

From 1962 to 1965 I had the extreme pleasure of working for the Pa
State Assn of Boroughs under the tutelage of Dr. LeeDecker. He was the nicest man to know, he was a very fair boss, and when I left to go to work in State Government, he gave me a nic send off. I had the greatest respect for he and his wife and was always happy that I got to know both of them. My sincere condolences to son Charlie Jr and daughter Ann. May you have comfort in knowing there were a very many people who...