Joseph Stephen Decker

Mr. Decker

Joseph Stephen Decker of Green Corners Road, Galway, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam. He was 19.

Born in Amsterdam on April 19, 2000, son of Stephen T. and Jennifer R. (Druziak) Decker.

Joseph was a student at Gordon Creek Elementary School’s M.O.V.E. Program in Ballston Spa. He enjoyed swimming, listening to music and watching movies. He loved his dog, Lilly and tolerated Rita, but above all he loved his sisters and being with family.

In addition to his parents, Stephen and Jennifer, Joseph is survived by his loving sisters, Amber and Kylee; maternal Nana, Felice Druziak, and paternal grandparents, Leroy and Joan Decker; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his respite nurse, Bernie Evens, who was more like a grandmother to him.

He was predeceased by his Papa Joseph Druziak.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s ER and ICU units at St. Mary’s Hospital, the staff, aids, teachers and nurses at the M.O.V.E. Program and Dr. Emily Etzkorn and staff for the lifelong care they provided Joseph.

Relatives and friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home, 2034 West Street, Galway. A memorial service will be conducted at noon in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Toys for Tots or to the Make a Wish Foundation in memory of Joseph Decker.

By Kerry Minor

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