Ruth Marie Koch Decker
1938 — 2023
Ruth Marie Decker passed away peacefully on November 17 at her home in Royal Oak, Maryland. She is survived by her husband Edwin of 70 years, three children and four grandchildren. The daughter of John and Mae Koch she was born on December 13, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, where she grew up during the depression with her brother John. She met her husband Edwin Decker at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and they were married on September 13, 1953. They later moved to East Meadow and then Oyster Bay, NY where they raised their three children. During that time she attended the French Fashion Academy in Manhattan to learn to sew and in 1974 received her Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Empire State College's Long...