Marceline Decker

Marceline Decker

Marceline Decker (Glickman), 88, of Sarasota, Fla., died Dec. 1, 2018. She was born in St. Louis.

Mrs. Decker was a performer with a lifelong career in theater. Her life of show business began at age 13, performing with the Red Cross and the USO during World War II. Later she sang in the Pacific Coast premiere of the Beggars’ Opera at UCLA, the Bartered Bride, and many local theater and vocal productions. She also taught drama, English, and speech at Westfield High School.

She was educated at Montclair State College and Hunter College, New York City, receiving her M.A. in 1977, and attended UCLA and the American Opera Lab.

Predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Cantor Don Decker, who served Temple Emanu-El of Westfield for 25 years, she is survived by her daughter, Elisa; her son, Marlon (partner Connie); three granddaughters; and a great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

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