Tony Decker, age 50, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. He was born on May 20, 1961 in Hanover Township and was the son of Jean Lynn Decker of Hanover Township and the late Tony Decker Sr.
Tony is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, the former, Patricia Forgach and three sons, Joshua, Nicholas and Cody.
He was a graduate of Meyers High School, Class of
Tony was known to be a dedicated Dallas Cowboy, New York Yankee and Penn State fan. If you asked him anything about sports, he was a walking wealth of knowledge, such as, batting averages, completed passes or team standings. When his sons began playing sports, it goes without saying, that he was their biggest fan. He was very proud of his three boys and made sure he was in the stands while they played football, basketball and baseball.
Tony also had a great sense of humor. At family gatherings, he was a master at telling a story, joke or doing his impersonations. In no time at all, he would have everyone laughing hysterically and requesting another story or joke.
Tony was always there for his family no matter whom or no matter what. He would take the time to listen. He would try to fix anything that was wrong in his own way. He had a big heart, a heart we can never replace. A heart we will miss forever.
He was a member of the Honey Pot Firemanís Club and their pool leagues. Also, he was a member of the Eagles Club, Nanticoke.
In addition, Tony is also survived by his loving sisters, Mimi Bereznak and her husband, John, Patricia Westcott and her husband, Michael and their children, Jennifer, Jacqueline, Lauren and Luke, Donna Kearney and her husband, James and their sons, J.P. and Michael and Michelle Decker and her son, Seth; uncle, Gerald Decker and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral will be held Monday morning at 9:15 from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 West Main Street, Plymouth, followed by Mass at 10:00 in St. Anthony Maronite Church, Wilkes Barre. Interment will immediately follow in St. Maryís Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Family and friends may call Sunday evening from 5:00 to 8:00.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Tonyís sons.
Please visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com for directions or to submit online condolences to Tonyís family.