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Kurtis Decker

October 12, 1947 — August 19, 2022

Kurtis E. Decker, age 74, of Erie, passed away Friday, August 19, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital.

He was born in Erie October 12, 1947, a son of the late Roy E. and Ida Tafini Decker and was raised as a young boy in Kearsarge, PA

Kurt graduated from McDowell High School and served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked for Verizon and was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ. Kurt was also a member of the Zukor Club and Elks Lodge 67, as well as a former member of the Zem Zem Shrine Club.

He is survived by his wife, Adair Shaw Decker; sons, Kirk Decker (Jessica), of Tiusville, PA, and Keith Decker (Meghan), of Flagstaff, AZ and Dean Slowikowski, who was like a son to him. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Olivia, Milo and Peri Decker and Andrew Slowikowski, who was like a grandson. He is further survived by a brother, K. Scott Decker of Leesburg, FL and a sister, Lori Pfadt of Erie, PA and many nieces and nephews.

Services are private and entrusted to Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services Wintergreen, 2532 Norcross Rd., Erie.

Memorials in Kurt’s name may be made to the Tamarak Wildlife Center, 21601 Stull Rd, Saegertown, PA 16433, the Erie Humane Society, 2407 Zimmerly Rd, Erie, PA 16506 or the A.N.N.A. Shelter, 1555 E 10th St, Erie, PA 16511.

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