Joshua A. "Deck" Decker

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | August 25, 2021

Joshua A. "Deck" Decker, 39, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021. He was born January 26, 1982 in McKeesport and was the son of Alberta (Paul Paterra) Decker of McKeesport  and Gene (Theresa) Lakovic of Clairton.  Josh loved spending time with his friends, who were like family to him. He and his wife, Stacy would travel with friends to attend music concerts across the country.  He also enjoyed visiting to Disney World, going to the movies and attending Pirates games. He was a fan of all the Pittsburgh sports teams. Deck also had a special interest in horror, true crime, Cryptozoology and ufology. Josh also enjoyed trying new and exotic food, whether it be at home or traveling with his wife and friends to different restaurants.  He will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of over 12 years, Dr. Stacy J. (Irwin) Decker,  sister, Paige Lakovic of Clairton, grandfather, Alvin P. Decker of McKeesport, mother and father-in-law, Tina and Harry L. Irwin of Bellwood, and many lifelong friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Jane Decker and brother-in-law, Keith Irwin. Friends are welcome on Friday, August 27, 2021, from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.,1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Josh's name may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made at

Originally published August 25, 2021.

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