LOUDONVILLE - Edward L. Decker, 70, of Loudonville died peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital 12/24/19, with loving family members at his side. Edward was predeceased by his mother, Evelyn M. Decker, of Loudonville. Edward was born 12/30/48 in Troy NY and lived in Albany and Loudonville. He graduated from Colonie Central High School in 1967. At the time of his death, Edward was employed by the New York State Insurance Fund where he was appreciated for his strong work ethic and his pleasant relationship with co-workers. His hobbies included gardening, bowling, and activities with his friends. Edward was a faithful member of St. Pius X parish where served as a greeter and assisted with the children’s Bible program. Edward valued highly his membership in the Latham Colonie Knights of Columbus Council 3394. He served as an officer for several years in the role of Outside Guard, and enjoyed participation in many of Knights’ service activities. He also loved attending retreat at the Dominican Retreat and Conference center, and the quiet Taize prayer services there.
Edward is survived by his cousins Marylyn deGonzague, Louis and Jill deGonzague, Bernadette deGonzague, and Ben and Kay deGonzague. The family wishes to thank Dr. John Rosenberger for the kind and considerate care he provided over the last several years. Special thanks go to Jeanne Kehoe and Marian Acker who faithfully drove Edward to Mass weekly for man years, allowing him to participate in this most treasured activity.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family at St. Pius X Church, Loudonville on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 by Rev. James Walsh. Interment will follow at Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Edward’s name to the Dominican Retreat & Conference Center, 1945 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309. To leave a message of condolence for the family or to order flowers, visit www.CannonFuneral.com
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