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William Garvin Dechant


William Garvin Dechant

William Garvin Dechant, 86, of Arden passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008.

He was a native of Reading, Pa., born on Oct. 16, 1921 to the late Miles and Sarah Dechant.

He was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and spent the majority of his career as an Electrical Engineer with the DuPont Company. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II.

Surviving is his wife of 63 years, June McLean Dechant; sons, Tom Dechant and wife Kay, Bill Dechant and wife Kim; daughter, Judi Phelan and husband Tim; brothers, Don Dechant, Miles Dechant; grandchildren, Susan Campbe...

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