Monday, October 25, 2010

Mourning the Loss of Larry Decker



Via: Jaici Murcia October 25, 2010 It is with deep sadness that we inform you today that one of our own, Larry Decker, passed away on Friday, October 22nd as a result of a heart attack. Larry was our Program Coordinator in Health & Safety and was a loyal employee of our organization for 29 years, a friend to many, a husband, father, grandfather and valuable member of our Red Cross family. He will be greatly missed. We are unsure of the memorial arrangements at this time but we will communicate those to you per the family's request.

Please keep his family and others that were close to him in your thoughts and prayers as we grieve our loss.

4 comments:

  1. The Pikes Peak Community is a better and safer place because of Larry Decker. He trained hundreds of Instructor Trainers, oversaw the training of thousands in our community in First Aid, CPR, Water Safety, Lifeguarding and other courses. He provided leadership to volunteers and paid staff and was always there to help build a better Red Cross program. Larry was a kind and caring person and his passing leaves a void in the Pikes Peak Chapter. He will long be remembered as the "leading" force in maintaining Red Cross high standards, while working to make the Pikes Peak Chapter Health and Safety Programs one of the best in the country.

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  2. This is sad, sad news. Larry was a sweet soul and always a great support during my time in CS. He will be sorely missed by me and obviously by the thousands of lives he touched through his work at the PPARC - John Memmer

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  3. Larry Decker trained many people to be instructors, as well as thousands in the community, all to save lives of others around them. He provided leadership when needed and always there to help people, professionally and personally. Larry was a kind and caring person and his passing leaves a void for all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Eternal rest grant unto you, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon you. May you rest in peace my friend, Amen

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  4. When I heard the news this morning, I was in shock and I think I still am. Larry and I met almost 10 years ago before I was ever involved with the Pikes Peak Chapter and when I became an employee we got closer and closer. After I was gone we still kept in touch talking about his kids, grandkids and my child.Larry was a sweetheart that cared about everyone he came in contact with, loved his instructors and his family and just wanted everyone to be happy. Larry was a friend,a father figure and a grandfather figure to my son. He was a great instructor trainer and the "guru" of Health and Safety. I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing him so well and there always has and always will be a place for him in my heart. He will never be forgotten but will surely be missed. RIP Larry, we love you.-Christina Kittell

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