Gerald Decker

Obituary of Gerald H. Decker

Gerald "Jerry" H. Decker of Monticello passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020, doing what he loved. Formally from Port Jervis, NY, Jerry, 74, was a fixture at Monticello Raceway for 30 plus years as a horseman. The son of the late Harold Decker and Grace Heater, he was born October 9, 1945 in Port Jervis, NY He was a proud member of the Monticello Harness Horsemen Association and the United States Trotting Association. He is survived by his wife: Jacqueline Decker at home; daughters: April Aldrich of Saratoga, NY, Lisa Weaver of Monticello, NY, Lisa Cochran (Jim) of Milford, NJ, Tammy DeVaux (Jimmy) of Port Jervis, NY; grandchildren: Ashley Banks, Kip Banks Jr., Autumn Brown, Jordan Hoffman, Samantha DeVaux, Kirsten (Sissy) DeVaux and Brianna Aldrich; great grandchildren: Savannah, Dakota, Myles, Avianna, Wynter and Major; and countless friends. Visitations will be held on Wednesday, January 29 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello. His Funeral Service will be held at 8:00pm with Fr. John Tran presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Gerald Decker Memorial at the Monticello Harness Horsemen Association Route 17B, Monticello, NY 12701. Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello NY; for additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit
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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc.
401 Broadway
Monticello, New York, United States
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