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Richard “Rick” Decker

September 13, 1946 ~ March 28, 2022 (age 75)

Obituary

Richard Anthony Decker, Jr (Rick) passed away on Monday 3/28/2022 at the age of 75. Born and raised in Welch, WV, Rick was a child prodigy on the piano and music became an important part of his life. He played the baritone in the Welch High School marching band and also in the West Virginia University marching band. A long time resident of Cleveland, Rick played with several groups in the area over the years. He also had his own lawn maintenance company and was a very hard worker, a trait he learned from his Dad at an early age. He was very intelligent and creative and his interests included NASA, space, science, trains, flying and he was ‘always looking for new things to learn’. He is preceded in death by his wife Anick, his parents Richard and Helen Decker and step-grandson Ian Minnick. He leaves behind his sister Diane, step-son Bill (Kelly) and step-grandson Austin. He also leaves behind many loving cousins and friends.

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