Ruth Anne Decker
Monday
30
May

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, May 30, 2022
Matthew Funeral Home And Cremation Services, Inc.
2508 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, New York, United States
Monday
30
May

Visitation

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, May 30, 2022
Matthew Funeral Home And Cremation Services, Inc.
2508 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, New York, United States
Tuesday
31
May

Funeral Service

10:30 am
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Matthew Funeral Home And Cremation Services, Inc.
2508 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, New York, United States
Tuesday
31
May

Final Resting Place

11:45 am
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Ocean View Cemetery
3315 Amboy Road
Staten Island, New York, United States

Obituary of Ruth Anne Decker

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Ruth Anne Decker, 86, passed away on May 24, 2022. Born Ruth Anne Kiesewetter in Meiers Corners, she moved to Travis around 1946 where she soon met her soulmate, Henry Decker Jr. After 65 years of marriage, Henry passed in September 2021 leaving Ruth Anne with what many call "broken heart syndrome". Sadly, she no longer had the desire or strength to go on without him. Ruth Anne is survived by her children Diane Heinz (Michael), Henry Decker III (Ellen), Thomas Decker (Eileen) and John Decker. Also surviving are her grandchildren Jennifer Desteoglu (Steven), Brendan, Jaclyn Heinz, Max, Madison Decker, Thomas Jr., John Paul and Jack Henry Decker, great-grandchildren Henry and Scarlett Desteoglu, step-grandson Matthew Heinz(Luisa) and their daughters Sofia and Elsa Heinz. Ruth Anne is also survived by sister-in-law Dorothy Olivieri and brother-in-law Edward McGee along with many loving nieces and nephews. Ruth Anne was pre-deceased by her parents Henry Kiesewetter and Elizabeth Laub, sisters and brothers-in-law Dorothy and Frank Larney and Eloyse and Harold Laub, sister-in-law Lillian McGee and brothers-in-law Robert Decker and Anthony Olivieri. After graduating Port Richmond H.S. she worked for U.S. Gypsum until becoming a full time homemaker and Mom. In addition to being involved in PTA and Civic organizations, Ruth Anne was a staunch advocate for her son, John, who has Cerebral Palsy and was a founding member of the SI UCP parents group in the 1970s. Ruth Anne enjoyed many years of family camping trips. She occupied her time doing needlework projects, reading, playing games on her phone, watching game shows and NASCAR, and playing board games and May I. Mostly she enjoyed spending time with family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to A Very Special Place. A.V.S.P. 49 Cedar Grove Ave. S.I., NY 10306 or avspny.org. Funeral from the Matthew Funeral Home Inc., 2508 Victory Blvd. on Tuesday, 5/31/2022, a funeral service will take place at the funeral home at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at Ocean View Cemetery. Family and friends may visit on Monday, 5/30/2022, 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
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