Kevin W. Decker, 41, of Vernon, NJ a die-hard fan of the NJ Devils, Washington Redskins, and Texas Longhorns, peacefully passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018.
Kevin was born in Denville to his parents, Susan (Ahrendt) and the late Robert Decker. He was raised in Butler along with his brother, Robert and sisters, Kelly and Amy, both of whom he adored, despite them being supporters of the Democratic Party.
At the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he told the recruiter he wanted to "blow stuff up." He honorably served as a combat engineer in Kuwait, then as an Apache crew chief and was a Veteran of Operation Desert Storm II.
Kevin, affectionately known as "Weezer" in the early days, is also survived by his daughter, Brooke Lynn Decker; fiancé, Christin Ann Hurley-Messina and her daughter, Katelynn; mother, Susan Mills and step-father Tom; sister-in-law Jolanta; step-sister Amber; nephews Robert, Derek, Aaron Evan, Fletcher, Griffin and Charles; and nieces Lauren, Amanda and Gina.
Relatives and friends will meet at Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, 910 Birch Street, Boonton, NJ on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 10:00 am where a Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, a place he loved and often visited.
Kevin's final act of kindness was to give the gift of life by donating his organs and tissue. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in honor of Kevin to: www.WoundedWarriorProject.org