NORTH YARMOUTH – Wayne “Scott” Decker, 66, died at home on Monday, December 23, 2013. “Scott” was the first born of Charles M. Decker and Frances (Carleton) Decker.
He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather and husband. Growing up in Milo, Maine, attending local schools where he made many friendships, he graduated from Milo High School in 1965. Scott went on to graduate from the University of Maine’s Civil Engineering Technology course and soon after married his high school sweetheart, Suzanne Marie Pullen in 1967. Scott and Suzanne had two beautiful children; Jeffrey Scott and Jillane Marie. In 1971, Suzanne and Scott were involved in a tragic auto accident and sadly Suzanne lost her life. Scott recovered from the accident and became both Mom & Dad to his two young children. In 1973, Scott met and married Cynthia DiBiase. Together they had a daughter, Joyelle Dawn and the family became complete, strong, loving and grateful to have such a wonderful man in their world. The family moved to North Yarmouth in 1977 where the children attended Cumberland schools and where Scott and Cindy were kept very busy with life. Scott was employed by Edward C. Jordan Co. for over 20 years, later leaving the company to form the engineering firm Squaw Bay Corp. with his longtime friends and partners. Squaw Bay was renamed SYTDesign Consultants in 1999; remaining an active Civil Engineering firm in Cumberland, Maine until the present time. In 2006 Scott was diagnosed with leukemia and underwent two stem cell transplants. After many battles his leukemia was in remission. Unfortunately, in October, it was discovered that he had a glioblastoma cancerous brain tumor. Following surgery and some treatment, Cindy and their three children brought Scott home on December 20, 2013 and stayed by his side with love and admiration until he passed away on Monday, December 23rd.
Scott is predeceased by his mother and father. He will be forever sadly missed by his loving wife of 40 years, “Cindy,” his son, Jeff Decker and wife, Nancy; his daughter, Jillane Bolduc and husband, Chris; his daughter, Joyelle DiBiase and husband, David; along with eight wonderful grandchildren: Aspen, Dawson, Logan, Eric, Aynslie, Gavin, Matthew and Mikelle. He will also be missed by his brother, David Decker; sister Sheila Perry; sister, Peggy Card; brother-in-law, Johnny DiBiase, brother-in-law, Camillo DiBiase, sister-in-law, Maria Doyle; cousin, Jim Decker and all their families. Scott is also survived by several cousins. He will be remembered by his family, dear friends and close acquaintances as a great guy, a loving family man, a man of strong political and social convictions and with a tremendous amount of courage and determination.
Visiting hours will be on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Cumberland Congregational Church, 282 Maine St., Cumberland, with a reception following at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. Burial will be in the spring in Walnut Hill Cemetery, North Yarmouth. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The John DiBiase Scholarship Fund, Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Avenue, Portland, ME 04103 or Cumberland/North Yarmouth Lions Club Scholarship Fund, c/o Michael Shaw, 9 Rossi Lane, North Yarmouth, ME 04097. To view a video collage of Scott’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family, please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com.