- June 20, 1956 - March 28, 2009
- Williamstown, New Jersey
of Paul's Passing
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“It was a good run ! It's been 7 weeks and we all sat around tonight saying " do you know what Big Paul would say to that" another of your 1 liners....Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Cathy - Williamstown, NJ
“Tat, Katie, Dan, Lola, & Dooley,
We cannot say enough how sorry we are for your loss. Paul could always make a room smile with his jokes and John...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Dawnie Girl - Williamstown, NJ
“Aunt Tat, Danny and Katie,
I know I haven't known Uncle Paul as long as most, but in the 2+ years I have been around, I always looked forward to...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Louie - Blackwood, NJ
“We were very hurt that our names weren't even mentioned in the obituary along with the many, many other names of relatives of the family. Even the 2...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: DAD - BLACKWOOD, NJ
“I wanted to offer my deepest sympathy and prayers for all that loved this big lug. I have not seen him in over 30 years but he always made me laugh....Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Jule Engel - Valrico, FL
“Cathy, Danny, & Kaite,
My children and I are truly saddened by the loss of our friend Paul. I have such fond memories of our families being...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Melody Gervasi-Malone - Newfield, NJ
I want you to know how dearly I am thinking of you during this time of loss. Paul was an amazing man and one that I will never forget=) He...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Kathryn Chick - Burlington, NJ
“Tat, Danny, and Katie,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Paul. You guys made the best neighbors over the past couple of years. I always knew when...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Steve and Tami Pollere - NJ
“Cathy & family
Sorry to hear about Paul.
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.
You all are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
God...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Val & Rod Marzili - Sicklerville, NJ
“Cathy and Family
Sorry to hear about the passing of Paul he will allways be in my memories.Paul had a great sense of humor allways telling jokes...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Ralph DePalma jr - haddon twp, NJ
“Cathy, Katie, Danny, and Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband and father.
We will surely miss Paulie; a...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: paul lochmiller - santa monica, CA
“Dear Tat, Dan and Katie,
I wish I would have gotten to know Paulie better over the many of years. Although, in the past few years Linda and myself...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Charles Lafferty - blackwood, NJ
“Cathy, Danny, Katie & Family,
My family and I wish you the best as you deal with this difficult situation. You have our love, support, and...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Kyle Knerr - Woodstown, NJ
“Kathy & Family
I was saddened to hear of your loss of your wonderful loving Husband & father. I pray God will wrap his arms around you all to...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Michael Knopka (former Sony Employee) - NJ
I am so sorry to hear that Paul passed away. When I recall some of my favorite people from the Sony store you and Paul are always right...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Beth Ward - Sewell, NJ
“I was so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I marched with him in the South Jersey String Band. I will always remember Paul smiling and playing his...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Jeff Forcella - Northfield, NJ
“Although we have only lived 2 houses down for the last 2 years from your family, we love you guys so much. Your family is truly amazing. If a group...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Chris Pinkerton - Williamstown, NJ
“We will always remember our fun loving neighbor who was always ready to lend a hand around the neighborhood when needed. Paulie and Cathy were the...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Ronnie and Susan Hawkins - NJ
“Tim, Justin, Zachary and I will miss your dad. The memories of being at the shore, or just sitting around at the lake or at Mom and Dad's. His...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Sherry Griffin - Concord, NC
“Cathy and Family,
Please accept my condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
20 of 31 | Posted by: angela meraviglia - williamstown, NJ
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. You told us so many great and wonderful stories about Paulie that we feel as...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Tom and Janelle Slusar - Pitman, NJ
“Cathy and family, Our deepest sympathy in the pasting of Paul your beloved husband and father. He will be greatly missed. I will always remember...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Joe & Roseann Luccarella - NJ
“I haven't seen Paul in many years but still remember him as a friendly giant of a man. I remember buying a used violin at the Berlin Auction once and...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Bob Mumie - Berlin, NJ
“Dear Tat and my Cousins...
I love you all very much and I am so sad about Paul. I will miss our summertime deck chats and all of his jokes! I know...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Dana Barry - Atlanta, GA
“Dear Cathy and family,
Maureen and I just wanted to tell you how sorry we are to hear of Paul's passing. You and he were so welcoming and generous...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Bill and Maureen Walton - Oaklyn, NJ
“Kathy & Family
We are so sorry to hear of your incredable loss of husband & father please except our love and prayers. If you need to just talk, cry...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: John & Patty Larsen - NJ
“To Paul's Family and Friends-especially Bill and Maria,
The world has lost a very special man. There are so many good memories of Paul that I don't...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Gerald (Jerry) Snyder - Warrior, AL
“Kate i am so sorry to hear about your dad my heart goes out to you and your family. If you need anything let me know.
28 of 31 | Posted by: Donnamarie - willliamstown, NJ
“Good-bye Funnyman.What better a memory to have than to create a smile upon hearing your name.Paul always had a joke....no better a gift than to share...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Rick and Karen Neely - NJ
“We'll never forget the awesome laughs and fun times we had with Paul from brewing beer in the garage to steaming clams from the Berlin Mart from...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Jaime Friedman - Cherry Hill, NJ
“My thoughts and prayers to the Decker family during this time. Mr. Decker is in a better place now, knowing how much he was loved by his family and...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Christine Molino - Wilmington, DE
Paul J. Decker, of Williamstown, on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at his home. Age 52 years.
Paul was born in Camden, formerly of Clementon and has lived in Williamstown for 25 years. Paul worked for the N.J. Turnpike's road maintenance for 25 years. Paul was a member of the South Jersey String Band, the Trilby String Band, a former member of the Clementon Fire Co., and was a member of the Williamstown High School Band Boosters. Paul enjoyed playing the banjo, vacationing and was an avid Phillies fan.
Paul will be remembered for his sense of humor, ability to entertain friends and family and for being a caring family man.
Beloved husband of Cathy (nee Lafferty). Devoted father of Daniel Dooley and Katie Pidge Decker. Dear brother of Joan Mason. Dear brother-in-law of John (Dawn) Lafferty, Charles (Shelly) Lafferty and Pidge (Tim) Bond. Loving uncle of Jennifer, J.R., Taylor, Shellbie, Robert Paul, Rylee, Steven, Susan, Dennis and Karl. Dear cousin of Dana, Danielle, Matt and Mason. Loving nephew of Kate Morris. Dear friend of Billy and Maria Milliken and Pat Moore and Ed.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday 7:00-9:00 pm and Wednesday 10:00-11:00 am at the BELL-HENNESSY FUNERAL HOME, 420 S. Main St., Williamstown. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am. Interment New Freedom Cemetery, Tansboro.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Paul Decker Memorial Fund, to benefit underprivileged children to attend Camp Squankum, 1170 Meadows Drive, Williamstown, NJ 08094.
Please sign the online guestbook and share memories of Paul on this memorial click 'SIGN GUESTBOOK'.