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Paul J. DeCheck, 82, prided himself on maintaining his church


HUDSON—Paul J. DeCheck, 82, of Germantown, died Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Mr. DeCheck was born June 12, 1927 in Cold Spring, Putnam County, a son of the late: Jack and Katherine (MeKeel) DeCheck.

Mr. DeCheck had served in the U.S. Navy during WWI I and was a member of the Jennings Willet American Legion Post of Germantown.

Prior to his retirement he had been employed as a steel fabricator and lay-out man at PMI Inc. of Hudson. He had worked for many years at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Mr. DeCheck, a loving husband, father and grandfather, was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown and particularly noted for his devotion to the janitorial duties and maintenance of the church. He enjoyed Native American history, hunting and fishing, woodworking, music and theater and was an avid N.Y. Mets fan.

Survivors include his wife, Peg (Griffin) DeCheck, whom he married January 22, 1949; one son, Michael DeCheck of Germantown; four daughters, Paula Anderson of Germantown, Monica Jackson of N.H., Maureen DeCheck of East Greenbush and Colleen  Choppy of Latham; one sister, Helen Sullivan of Glens Falls, Warren County: 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and two nieces. 

Two brothers, Orin DeCheck and Robert DeCheck, died previously

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the funeral home and 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, where the Rev. Winston Bath will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial. Burial will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

Memorial donations are requested to the Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection   P.O. Box 96, Germantown, NY 12526

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