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DECKER - John F. November 27, 2015, age 86, passed away at
the home he shared with his late wife, Suzanne (nee Myer), who preceded him in death in 2011. A bedside vigil of love and care, hugs and kisses were kept by his daughters, Michele (John) Barnes and Deborah (Mark) Valente; adoring grandchildren, Robert (Jenny) Mecca, Dina (Todd) Benderson, Delia and Kaela Barnes; great-grandchildren, Ariel, Ava, Brady John, Sophia and Noah, all of whom were able to say their final good-byes to Pa-Pa John, whom they loved so much. John grew up on the West side of Buffalo. Those years provided John with many entertaining stories that he loved to tell, and that everyone loved to listen to. He played football in high school and went on to receive a college scholarship to play football (a passion he shared with his grandson, Robert A. Mecca, whom he thought of as his son). In 1952 he joined the Army, serving in the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, he married Suzanne his wife of 62 years. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Brunch on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 11 AM at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4201 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, NY 14225 to celebrate and share stories of John's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to , who made it possible for John's children to carry out his wishes to be at home with family. Arrangements by GRECO FUNERAL HOME. Share condolences at

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