Monday, October 11, 2010

Carrie H. Decker

Belmont, NY - Carrie H. Decker, 100, a former resident of 3746 Irish Settlement Road died on Monday, October 11, 2010 McAuley Manor in Hornell. She was born June 21, 1910 in Bowmansville, PA the daughter of John W. and Maud L. (Grove) Stiles. On March 10, 1928 in Johnstown, PA she married Joseph C. Decker, Sr. who predeceased her on November 8, 1995.

Carrie was a former resident of Cleveland, Ohio and Johnstown, PA. She was a graduate of the Johnstown High School, a member of the Phillips Creek Methodist Church and had attended the Phillips Creek Mennonite Church.

A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by a son, Joseph (Patricia) Decker Jr. of Belmont, 15 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, a number of great-great grandchildren, one sister, Wilver Decker of Covington, KY, a daughter-in-law, Tuyet Decker of Wellsville, a son-in-law, Roderick Freeland of Belmont and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her husband by one son, David W. Decker in 1993, two daughters, Audrey J. Freeland in 2008 and Beverly C. Saxton in 2009, one brother, Delbert Stiles and one sister, Pearl Clarey.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. The funeral will be Thursday, October 14th at 1:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor David Decker II presiding. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Amity Rescue Squad. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. Thank you Gran,
    Thank you for being a loving and compassionate person, I'm a loving and compassionate person, because of you.

    I fell one day outside , when exploring in the old graveyard. You know, the place we weren't suposed to Instead of making me feel bad for disobeying, you held me and let me cry. You told my that "Some times life hurts, and a a hug will always make it better."

    My whole life I have shared hugs with people that are hurting in some way.

    And in a way it has become my career... Thank you for teaching me the value of a hug.

  2. Although connections to Carrie and family were many years ago, I think of her fondly. A wonderful woman, strong for her family and her little corner of the world. I was fortunate to have known her. - Linda Wheeler, formerly of Alfred Station, now residing in Poughquag, NY.

  3. I haven't seen Aunt Carrie in over 30 years although it sometimes feels like it was just yesterday. We were all blessed to have experienced her loving ways.

    Thoughts and prayers to the family,
    Sarah (Hawkins) Anderson

  4. Dear Pat (Mother),
    I so much enjoyed taking care of your mother, she was a very loving lady and I enjoyed her. Missed her when she moved upstairs. My prayers are with your family.
    God Bless,
    Teresa Jenkins nurse at McAuley Manor