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“My heart felt condolences to the Decker family. I had the pleasure of meeting Buddy when I coached and my children played CYO basketball and he was...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Evan Tantalos - manopac, NY

“So sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Pam Evans - New fairfield, CT

“Milly, so sorry to hear of Buddy's passing. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
3 of 27 | Posted by: Anne and Leo Feury - Poughquag, NY

“Milly, we just heard of Buddy's passing. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you. Buddy was very good to us. We will miss him. Love and...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Faith Rescigno - Buchanan, NY

“Had Lots of Laughs back in the day. Rest in Peace my friend. ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Jean Baxter - Garrison, NY

“Millie and familySo sorry to hear of the passing of Buddy. May God give you all strength duringthis difficult time.Eilern McSpedon ”
6 of 27 | Posted by: Eileen McSpedon - Marco Island, FL

“On Behalf Of Alexander Soros and staff we send our deepest condolences to Mildred and the Decker family for their loss. We are sadden by this loss,...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Frank Fermín - New York, NY

“To Buddy's Family and many Friends,I knew Buddy thru CYO Basketball and Officiating. In one's journey in Life you meet many people. Buddy was...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: MARK FARRELL - Carmel Hamlet, NY

“Wow! Buddy Decker... a total legend! Each and every Rutledge remembers him as an integral part of their childhood. Every single weekend he was...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: The Rutledges

“I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing your family at the McSpedon picnic. Milly know you and your family are in my thoughts and...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Patricia Zinn - Shrewsbury, NJ

“We worked together at Indian Point. My sincerest condolences on your loss. He was a truly good man and a Patriot for his country. ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Michael Licitra - Cortlandt Manor, NY

“Condolences to the Decker family. An honor to have known and worked with Buddy at Indian Point. A truly fine man. ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Russell Astrab - Coworker

“So sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Buddy, primarily in the 1980s while he was the Indian Point 3 training manager. He was a great guy to...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Edward Diamond - Beacon, NY

“Ted and I are incredibly sorry for your loss. ”
14 of 27 | Posted by: Ursula Dobson - Glen Gardner, NJ

“So Sorry for your loss . Condolences to the family.Doreen (McSpedon) Von Essen4 ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Doreen VonEssen - Poughquag, NY

“We are so sorry to hear of Buddy's passing. We met Buddy (and family) through CYO basketball, he and Mr. O'Donnell coached the 8th grade (2005) boys...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Diana and Jay Jamie,Michael and Tori Cirocco - NY

“One of the finest people I had the privilege of working with in all my years at Indian Point. ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Bill Monti - North Salem, NY

“So sorry for your loss, Millie. Our prayers are with you and your family. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Jackie Warner [Shelbys sister] - PA

“I knew and worked with Buddy for many years and all I can remember is his infectious smile. Condolences to all his family and friends. Jeff ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Jeffrey Goldstein - Somers, NY

“We are so sorry for the loss of Buddy. He was such a good man, always a smile on his face. Fly high with the angels Buddy! May God give the Decker...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Eileen McSpedon Royael - Naples, FL

“Dear Decker Family, We are sadden to hear about Mr. "D"s passing and we are heartbroken for your sudden and giant loss to you individually and as a...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Dana (and Paul too!) Mayclim - NY

“To all of the Deckers -- Buddy was a man who touched the life of everyone he came in contact with. I was blessed that he was able to coach my son...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Lynne Mongon - Mahopac, NY

“Buddy was one of the finest men that I ever had the privilege of working for and knowing. His happy demeanor was infectious. My sincere condolences...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Greg Weaver - Waynesboro, GA

“He was great guy and patriot. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Jim Gillen - Hopewell Jct., NY

“Dear Millie and Gang, We are so crushed to hear about Buddy and we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all and of course for Buddy...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Brian and Lee Young - NY

“Kathy ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Kathy McMahon - Mahopac, NY

“Millie & Family So sorry for the loss of your husband and Dad ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Ronnie Ed Courtney - Yonkers, NY


Austin J. "Buddy" Decker II of Mahopac, NY passed away unexpectedly on March 17, 2018 at the age of 75. He was born in Yonkers, NY on November 30, 1942, the son of Austin and Sophia (Novotny) Decker. On June 12, 1965 he married Mildred McSpedon at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers, and they were blessed with six children. Buddy worked for New York Power Authority and Entergy as an electrical engineer at Indian Point. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and earned the rank of Captain, piloting a B-52 Bomber in the Vietnam War.

Buddy was a devoted and loving father and husband who delighted in his grandchildren. He and his wife, Milly, looked forward to hosting Sunday dinners with all of their children and grandchildren each week. He was a pillar in his community, serving on the Town of Carmel Board of Recreation Commission for over twenty years and was an active member in the St. John the Evangelist parish. He was the director of the St. John's CYO basketball program for more than thirty years and devoted countless hours to the overall development of the youth in his community.

Buddy is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mildred; his children Jim(Judy), Louise, Dan, Theresa Waters(Peter), Leah (Mike McLaughlin), and Ellen Groenwald(Matt); his sister Lou Anne Rogan; and his grandchildren Emily, Erin, Molly, Caitlin, Cameron, Julia, Riley, Austin, Keiran, Alexandra, Ben, and Kacey.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on Tuesday, March 20th from 4-8 PM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 21st at 11:30 AM at St. John The Evangelist Church, also in Mahopac. Interment details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Buddy's name to a charity of your choice.