Mrs Elnora Decker passed away peacefully from complications of COPD on March 14, 2018 in her home in the company of immediate family. She was 97.
Elnora was the daughter of Gertrude and Charles Burger, and was born in Kingston, NY. She attended Kingston High School and secretarial school, and was employed in various administrative positions until she met and married John E. Decker, also of Kingston. She worked for a number of years as Secretary to the Vice President, Human Resources at Western Printing in Poughkeepsie until retirement.
She is survived by two sons, John C. Decker of Plymouth, MA and Robert E. Decker of Santa Fe, NM, and their respective spouses Anne Decker and Suzanne Serpas Decker; four grandchildren, Rachel Powers, Houston, TX, Nicole Caulfield, East Walpole, MA, Christina Decker, Albuquerque, NM and Laura Decker, Santa Fe, NM, and six great grandchildren.
Elnora will be remembered for her always positive attitude, optimism, and her lifelong concern for others, human and animal.
At her request, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Dutchess County SPCA (636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538, or an organization of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 East Main Street in Wappingers Falls. To send the family a personal condolence, please visit our website at

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