IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Paul C. Deckenbach '54

The Reverend Paul C. Deckenbach (Class of 1954) passed away peacefully at the San Francisco VA Hospital on Nov. 7, 2012 at the age of 85 with his loving family beside him. Paul was a devoted priest of the Episcopal Church for 57 years and was loved by congregations that he served in Newark, Boonton, and Harrington Park, New Jersey and Biddeford Pool, Maine, as well as St. Peter's Episcopal Church in San Francisco and the Heritage retirement community in San Francisco. In retirement, he volunteered for many years as a Nave Chaplain at Grace Cathedral and celebrant for the Ministry to Nursing Homes at the now closed SF Community Convalescent Hospital, as well as a greeter at Mount Zion Hospital.

He is survived by beloved partner and best friend Herb Jeong, children Elizabeth and Thomas, many grandchildren, and cherished friend and ex-wife Gail Deckenbach.