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Ida T. Tafini Decker, 91, of Erie, died on Monday, December 4, 2017, at LECOM at Presque Isle. She was born on April 19, 1926, in Power Point, OH, daughter of the late Roger and Emma Lupetti Tafini. She graduated from Lisbon High School, Lisbon, Ohio in 1945 and worked as a waitress for Clark's Restaurant, State Street, Erie for several years. Ida attended Kearsarge Church of God and enjoyed playing the cello.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Roy E. Decker, Jr. in 1996; and three brothers, Roberto, Armando and Nello Tafini.
Survivors include a daughter, Lori Pfadt of Millcreek; two sons, Kurt E. Decker and wife Adair of Millcreek and K. Scott Decker of Laurel Hill, Fla.; eight grandsons, Kirk Decker and wife Jessica of Titusville, Pa., Keith Decker and wife Meagan of Clearwater, Fla., Caleb Decker and wife Jessica of Crestview, Fla., Aaron Decker, Richard Decker and Justin Pfadt and wife Ellyn, all of Erie, Julian Decker of New York City, NY, and Jeremiah Decker and wife Denise of Philadelphia, Pa.; eight great-grandchildren, Olivia, Milo, Peri, C.J., Dominic and Judah Decker, and Jordan and Jaelyn Pfadt; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to offer a special thank you to the physicians, nurses and staff of LECOM at Presque Isle for the quality care they provided Ida during her stay.
Services are private at the convenience of the family.
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