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Edwin F Deckant Jr. 'Ted'

January 2, 1953 ~ May 29, 2019 (age 66)

TED PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON MAY 29th AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS.  HE WAS SURROUNDED IN LOVE BY HIS FAMILY. HE WAS BORN ON JANUARY 2ND 1953 IN YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO TO EDWIN AND SHIRLEY DECKANT. HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, HIS MOTHER IN LAW, ANNE CARLINE, WHO LOVED HIM AS HER OWN SON, AND BROTHERS IN LAW, GEORGE MCCLAY AND JOHN LAPP. TED GRADUATED FROM URSULINE HIGH SCHOOL IN 1971. IN 1975 HE JOINED THE UNITED STATES NAVY AS A HOSPITAL CORPSMAN, ATTACHED TO THE MARINES, AT CAMP PENDLETON. HE RETURNED TO YOUNGSTOWN AND MARRIED JANICE DECKANT (CARLINE) IN 1977. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, HE ATTENDED AKRON BARBER COLLEGE, GRADUATED, AND BECAME A PARTNER AT THE YANKEE CLIPPER BARBER SHOP IN HOWLAND, OHIO WHERE HE SPENT FORTY YEARS BUILDING FRIENDSHIPS WITH HIS CUSTOMERS. TED ENJOYED MANY HOBBIES, INCLUDING TRAVELING TO VISIT HIS SONS AND PLAYING GAMES OF CHANCE WITH JANICE. TED LIVED HIS LIFE AS A TRUE GENTLEMAN. HIS SOLE FOCUS WAS ON HIS WIFE AND SONS, OF WHOM HE WAS EXTREMELY PROUD. THE HONOR OF “MR. MANNERS” WHICH HE EARNED IN SCHOOL WAS VERY FITTING - HIS KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY IS EXEMPLARY FOR ALL OF US.

HE IS SURVIVED BY WIFE, JANICE; SONS, DANIEL DECKANT (MICHAEL MILLER) OF COLUMBUS, OH AND DEVON DECKANT OF VANCOUVER, CANADA; SIBLINGS, PATTY LAPP OF COLUMBUS, OH, JIM AND (GERMAINE) DECKANT OF COLUMBUS, OH, CLARA AND (RICK) HAYES OF YOUNGSTOWN, OH, AND KEVIN AND (RENIE) DECKANT OF YOUNGSTOWN, OH, HIS SISTER IN LAW, JOYCE MCCLAY OF VENICE, FL, AS WELL AS MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS AND GREAT NIECES AND GREAT NEPHEWS.

WE THE FAMILY WISH TO EXTEND OUR THANKS TO THE TEAM OF DOCTORS AND NURSES AT ST. ELIZABETH’S HOSPITAL AND THE SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL, ESPECIALLY THE RESPIRATORY TEAMS, FOR THEIR KINDNESS, COMPASSION, AND CARE. IN LIEU OF GIFTS, DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO DOROTHY DAY HOUSE.

WE KNOW TED’S FAITH HAS LEAD HIM TO ETERNAL PEACE. FRIENDS AND FAMILY MAY CALL TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY MAN, SUNDAY JUNE 2ND 2019 AT VASCHAK-KIRILA FUNERAL HOME IN YOUNGSTOWN FROM 3PM TO 5PM WITH A PRAYER SERVICE TO FOLLOW.

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