Obituary: David Decker – Portland Press Herald –

11March 2021

David Decker NORTH YARMOUTH– David Decker, a lot loved husband, daddy and grandfather went home to be with his Lord on March 7, 2021, due to a rapid decrease in health after a Lyme infection in 2014, followed by a diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia in 2015. He was born upon July 20, 1948, to Charles M. and Frances (Carleton) Decker in Bangor, Maine. David graduated from Milo High School and got a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maine in Orono. In 1971 David wed Linda Gero, also of Milo. They moved to North Yarmouth where they raised their three kids. David very much enjoyed his family and found fantastic delight in the accomplishments of each of his adult children, their partners and his five grandsons. He was employed by Insurance coverage Services Workplaces as a Fire Protection Specialist for 43 years, retiring in Might 2013. David was a guy of deep faith and had a passion for sharing and teaching the Word of God. He acted as a deacon, adult Sunday school teacher, males’s ministry leader, Boys Brigade leader and was a volunteer speaker at The Woods at Canco Chapel Providers in Portland for a number of years. He and Linda also hosted lots of house Bible study groups. He was a passionate reader and had accumulated an extensive personal library. For numerous years he was involved in collecting and distributing furnishings and family items to refugee households who were transplanting in the Portland area. He likewise helped them in navigating through the legal system. He counted it a blessing and a benefit to serve those in need and made long-lasting relationships throughout that time.David enjoyed spending quality time with friends and family at the household camp in Vassalboro. He and Linda spent lots of summers kayaking on numerous lakes in Maine. They likewise traveled to a number of national forests in the United States. One of their preferred kayaking trips remained in Alaska with a complete view of the Mendenhall Glacier. Treking Mount Katahdin with friends and family was an event he anticipated each year. During one trip David and his treking buddies helped in the rescue of a hiker who had fallen a number of hundred feet and needed to be airlifted off the mountain. He also took pleasure in yearly searching and fishing expedition with his father, boy, bro, nephew and cousin. In his younger years he played basketball, baseball, tennis, racquetball, was a runner and enjoyed water skiing.He was predeceased by his moms and dads and his older sibling, Scott, to whom he was a stem cell donor. He was likewise predeceased by prematurely born granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth Adams.He is endured by his caring wife of 49 years; two daughters, Nichole and her hubby Christopher Howell and Amy and her partner Benjamin Adams, all of Cumberland, Maine; boy, Jason Decker and his better half Kimberly, of Northfield, Minnesota; 5 grand sons, Caleb, Aaron, Nathan, Andrew and Micah; 2 sis, Sheila Perry and partner Jim, of Millinocket, Peggy Card and husband Chuck, of Raymond; sister-in-law, Cindy Decker, of North Yarmouth and several cousins, nephews and nieces. Our household is deeply grateful for the personnel on the Millay unit at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth and to the Compassus Hospice group who so compassionately and lovingly looked after David in the past 4 years. Their devotion to David and to our household made an extremely tight spot much easier for us to withstand. David was discharged from Sedgewood Commons on February 26, and invested his last days in the house, surrounded by his caring family. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Due to pandemic limitations, a personal service will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at 10 a.m. A live stream of the service can be accessed through one the following links. Please check out or to access the link to join the livestreaming of the service.Burial will be at the Walnut Hill Cemetery in North Yarmouth in the Spring.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center,1250 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04103 orWhite Pine Neighborhood Church,94 Cumberland Roadway, North Yarmouth, ME 04097

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