Thomas C. Decker, 83, New Milford Resident

NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- Thomas C. Decker, of New Milford, died on Wednesday, Feb. 8. He was 83.

An Army veteran of the Korean War, Decker was a retired carpenter of Columbia Roofing, in Bergenfield. He was an avid motorcyclist who loved riding trips to Bear Mountain and the Jersey shore. 

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Decker; children Pam McClure and her husband Bob, Julie Smerdon and her husband Rob, Susan Roberts, and Richard Roberts; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Decker was preceded by his sons, Thomas Decker Jr. and Eric Russell, and his brother, David Decker.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 S. Washington Ave., in Bergenfield. The funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fair Lawn Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the New Milford Volunteer Ambulance Corp., 213 River Rd., New Milford, NJ 07646. 

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