Horace Preston Decker

  • Born: August 26, 1926
  • Died: May 13, 2019
  • Location: Media, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Homes

43 E. Baltimore Ave
Media, PA 19063

Tel. (610) 566-3400

Tribute & Message From The Family

Horace Preston Decker, Junior (Deck) age 92, died May 13th 2019. He was a resident of Media for 84 years.
He attended and graduated from Media high school .At age 17, he enlisted in the Aviation Cadet Corps now known as the US Air Force. He served during World War II as a P38 crew chief in the Aleutian islands and he always said he never wanted to be that cold again.
After the war, he took advantage of the GI bill and attended Pierce Business School and the Wharton School of Business.
A life long entrepreneur, Deck owned and operated several real estate entities and Spring Lake recreational golf facility for many years. He retired from his real estate ventures in 2018 at age 91. He was a member of the Concordville business association and a 32nd degree Mason in lodge 298 since 1952. He spent 20 plus years at American Baseball Cap, retiring as controller.
He lived and worked for almost all of his life in Media .It was his favorite place, from the school yard to the courthouse to the townhouse.
Deck and Carolyn spent many wonderful years boating on the Eastern shore where they enjoyed membership at the Cambridge yacht club and many sunsets on the Sassafras river.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn, daughter Kimberly, stepdaughter Sarah and her husband Mark, and grandsons Jake and Lars. He was predeceased by his beloved sister Kitty.
All services will be private.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We thought of Deck today - out of the blue. Owsley said he didn't know if he was still with us.I looked on line and found your lovely tribute.So we are thinking about him and remembering him holding court in his chair at the Towne House - those were the days. We give thanks we knew him. We will lift 2 glasses of wine tonight in fond memory of Deck and the rest of the gang, members of the greatest generation. Be well, Teri & Owsley

Posted by Teri Dignazio - Oxford, PA   April 05, 2020

Carolyn & Family,

We've known Deck in Media and on the Choptank. Always a fascinating man---so many diverse interests! Wish other of his special friends were here to share, but they're together now. Our sympathy for your loss.

Posted by Joan & Jerry Palma - Media, PA - Friend   May 15, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the Decker Family for the loss of your loved one, Horace Preston, Jr., "Deck", and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.

Posted by JKH/JW    May 15, 2019

Thank you, Carolyn, for your call today.

So sad to learn of this sad news. He lived a good life and a long life.

My sincere sympathy is extended to you.


Posted by Paddy Deisroth    May 14, 2019

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