Austintown – Helen G. “Ellie” Decker, 94, passed away peacefully Friday, April 22, 2022, at the Aventura at Humility House in Austintown.
Helen, and her twin sister were born in Renova, Pa. on March 14, 1928, the daughters of James and Esther McGuire.
Helen moved to Ashtabula, Ohio in1959 from Erie Pa. with her husband and children. She was active in her children’s’ and grandchildren’s lives. She previously worked at Carlisle’s and Halle’s Brothers as a retail clerk. In 2018 Helen moved to Canfield to be closer to family. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church. She had a passion for animals, especially strays, and working in the yard.
She loved to entertain her friends and family and was known for fabulous pool parties.
Helen is survived by her Daughter Mary Ellen (Michael) Andersen of Howland, a daughter-in-law Linda Luck of Louisville, KY, two grandchildren Michael B. (Rebecca) Andersen of Ashtabula, and Dr. Laura (Atty. Tom Lipka) Musser of Canfield, and ten great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert J. Decker Jr. whom she married September 20, 1947, and passed away March 24, 2010, a son Robert J. “Skip” Decker III, three brothers James, John, and Francis McGuire, three sisters twin Esther Callahan, Janet Luchin, and Catherine Zierenburg.
Family and friends may their respects to Helen, Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church 3020 Reeves rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
A Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at the Church with Rev. Christopher Cicero officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Helen’s name to Catholic Charities Diocese of Youngstown 319 W. Rayen Ave. Youngstown, Ohio 44502
Professional services were entrusted to the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel of Warren.
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