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Horace Preston Decker

Obituary for Horace Preston Decker

August 26, 1926 - May 13, 2019
Media, Pennsylvania | Age 92


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.

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