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Obituary: Helmer C. Decker

Helmer C. Decker was an active volunteer, with a park named in his honor in Perth Amboy.

Obituary courtesy of Legacy.com

Mr. Helmer C. Decker, 75, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway, N.J. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral Home, 275 West Milton Ave., Rahway, followed by a service at 11 a.m. at the Vanderhoven Chapel in Clark, N.J. Visitation is also on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. www.lehrergibilisco.com.

Mr. Decker was born in Clark and lived in Rahway for the past 45 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and also in the Air Force Reserve. Mr. Decker worked at Home Depot in Woodbridge, N.J. and Colonia, N.J. for 20 years, retiring in 2005. Prior to that, he was a quality control inspector for L.C.P. Corp in Linden, N.J. for 20 years. Helmer was an avid collector of antiques. He was a volunteer for the Sandy Relief Fund through Home Depot and also a volunteer for READ Foundation in Woodbridge for underprivileged children. A park in Perth Amboy, N.J. was named after him for his volunteer work with underprivileged children. He was a volunteer for the Head Start Program in Woodbridge and Perth Amboy.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend and will be missed by all. Mr. Decker was predeceased by his sister, Joan Borre; and brothers, Victor, Herbert, and George. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marilyn (nee Schmidt) Decker; a son, Chris, and his wife, Jennifer; a daughter, Jennifer and her husband, Jayson Mocarsky; three brothers, Foster, Eddie, and John; and one sister, Estrid Decker; also survived by five grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Patrick, Gianna, and Ryan. 

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