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Richard O. Decker

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Richard O. Decker, 86, of Macungie, formerly of New Jersey, died peacefully June 29, 2018. He would have celebrated his 87th birthday July 14. He was the husband of Margaret (Meholchick) Decker with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 17.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He started his own concrete business in Irivngton, N.J.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Diana (Decker) Wallbillich, of Nazareth and Walter J. II, of Allentown; grandchildren, Shawn, Jacob and Ryan Wallbillich; cousins B.W. and R.G. Huber, of New Jersey; sisters-in-law Paulette Zardecki and her husband Jack, of Pennsylvania, Bernice “Deb” Pierce, of Massachusetts; brothers-in-law Stanley Meholchick and his wife Jeanie and George Meholchick, of Idaho; his son’s partner, K.J. Frankenfield; beloved nieces, nephews; extended family. He was predeceased by his brother, Walter J. Jr., sister, Carol McGrath and brother-in-law, Jack McGrath.

Contributions can be made toward the education of his grandchildren, made payable to Margaret A. Decker who will oversee distribution of the funds.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held with family and friends at a later date.