Alan D. Deckelman
1948 - 2017
BORN
1948
DIED
2017
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ROCK HALL - Alan David "Mort" Deckelman Sr. of Rock Hall died on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. He was 68.
Born on Feb. 11, 1948 in Baltimore County, he was the son of the late John Franklin Deckelman Jr. and Stella Ziemba Deckelman. He graduated from Kenwood High School and served in the United States Air Force Reserves. Mort went to work for C.J. Langenfelders in Baltimore in order to save enough to begin his own business, Deckelman's Pile Driving.
In 1973, he married Maria Charlotte Theresa Gostom-ski, who predeceased him on July 24, 2007. Mort and his wife moved to Rock Hall in 1982, when they purchased and rebuilt Long Cove Marina, while operating the pile driving business.
Mort enjoyed participating in and watching workboat racing at a younger age and boat docking contests. He also enjoyed antique cars and working on trucks. He held his captain's license and was a longtime member of the Maryland Waterman's Association.
He is survived by two sons, Alan Deckelman Jr. and his wife Ashley of Rock Hall and William "Bill" Deckelman and his fiancée Betsy of Rock Hall; his companion of eight years, Gale Bless, and her daughter, Bonnie; and three grandchildren, Molly, Lauren and Alan III.
A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at the funeral home, where relatives and friends may call one hour prior (noon to 1 p.m.) A reception will be held at the Rock Hall firehouse following the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kent County Waterman's Association, 21229 Rock Hall Ave., Rock Hall, MD 21661.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fhn funeralhome.com.



This obituary was originally published in the Kent County News.
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Published by Kent County News from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2017.
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8 Entries
JoAnn McDougall
January 9, 2017
Will miss you, but all the memories will always be with me. Chuck Moroz (GOFER)
Chuck Moroz
January 7, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family during this time of grief. Psalms 65 : 2.
January 6, 2017
The world is less today without Mort and Jack, I know they up there having a great time back together, God bless your family
joe Lampke
January 6, 2017
Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at Hosea 13:14 Sincerely. L Ohio
January 6, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. It is always so very hard to lose a loved one in death and our loving Heavenly Father is very aware and understand your painful loss. He will listen to your prayer and pay attention to your pleas for help because he is near
to all those calling on him. In the days of your distress, he will answer you. Find comfort that your loved one will live again. (Psalms 86:6-7) Your family and friends have my deepest condolences.
January 5, 2017
Remembering your great love story today and always.
Gary Flower
January 5, 2017
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss, may our Lord comfort you and may your heart find peace in the words of our Savior Jesus Matthew 6:10.
January 5, 2017