Elton F. Deckelman
  • Essex Ambulance Association
    PO Box 233
    Ivoryton, CT 06442
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Church
    14 Prospect Street
    Essex, CT 06426

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“MRS. MARTHA DECKELMAN, WE ARE SO SORRY TO SEE THE PASSING OF YOUR BROTHER-IN-LAW ELTON... MAY HE FIND HIS PEACE IN THE LORDS HANDS. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: ANNETTE & EDWARD PIERPONT - CT

“I've know Elt for over 45 years. He came along side when I was a young fellow in need. He found me a job, gave me guidance and most of all his...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Howard Lauridsen - Clatskanie, OR

“We are forever grateful to Elton for hiring Charlie (Stubby) as a carrier in Old Saybrook. Elton was a wonderful boss and friend and not only...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Suzanne Millspaugh - Old Saybrook, CT

“Mrs. Deckelman, so sorry to hear about Mr. Deckelman's passing. We have fond memories of the two of you sitting behind us at Mass. He and my...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Susan and Gary Pire - Ivoryton, CT


Elton Deckelman, 91 of Centerbrook passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015 with his wife Dorothy by his side. He leaves his wife Dorothy, daughter Pamela, son Paul, grandchildren, Paul Jr., Brooke, and Mark, cousin Helen Koch, of Ivoryton, sister- in -law, Martha Deckelman of Deep River, niece and goddaughter, Ann Marie Tremblay and husband Gerald Tremblay of Wilmington, NC., sister- in- law Lynda Shaw and Rick Shaw of Chesapeake, VA, sister-in-law Mary Mason and Virgil Mason of Palm Bay, FL, and nieces, Faith Winstead and Sarah Kennedy. He proudly served three years in the U.S. 8th Air Force and was attached to the 448th Bomb Group stationed at Seething, UK, next to Gt. Yarmouth and the English Channel. He was awarded two Meritorious Achievement Awards, Good Conduct Metal, 448th Unit Badge, WWII Victory Medal, the European Theatre Ribbon and the Presidential Citation. After his honorable discharge in November 1945, he entered the U.S. Postal Service in Old Saybrook. He was promoted to Assistant Postmaster and served in that position for fifteen years and than was promoted to Postmaster of Old Saybrook where he served for thirteen years until his retirement in 1978. He was then appointed to Deputy Sheriff, State of Connecticut until he resigned to move to his Florida winter home. He was a charter member of the Old Saybrook Exchange Club, a life time member of the American Legion Post #113 with over 60 years of active service, a member of the National Association of Postmasters, the Connecticut Association of Postmasters Retired, and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Essex and served as an usher there for many years. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church followed by private burial with the Rendering of Full Military Honors at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Chester. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Essex Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 233, Ivoryton, CT 06442 or to Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 14 Prospect Street, Essex, CT 06426. To share a memory of Elton or send a condolence to his family please visit www.rwwfh.com . Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.