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The Passing of Richard Decker
The Passing of Richard Decker  (Annual Meeting)
Monday, March 13 through Saturday, April 15

Dear friends, it is with deep sadness, the Underhill Society of America announces the passing of Richard Warren Decker, 91, on Saturday evening, 18 Mar 2017 at Charlestown Retirement Village, Baltimore, MD. Mr. Decker was a longtime member of the Society, served as its Director, Vice President, and President 1995-1996. In 1987, he and his wife Rosemarie led a Genealogy Tour of England with 24 Society members, for which a pictorial album, a written account, and video were produced and given to the Underhill Society museum in Oyster Bay. He was a descendant of Capt. John Underhill of New York via his grandmother Sallie U. Decker, daughter of William Return Underhill. His wife Rosemarie K. Decker preceded him in death in 2013. They had four children, several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

The Underhill Society of America extends its condolences to the family of Mr. Richard W. Decker for the loss of their beloved father and grandfather.

A memorial gathering is planned for Monday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m. at Charlestown in Catonsville, Maryland on Maiden Choice Lane.  If you wish to send a card that we can hold for all of us to read, please send to:
Karen Decker
207 West Nevada
Urbana, IL  61801

Have you renewed your membership?  (Membership)
Tuesday, March 14 through Sunday, December 31
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2016 Bulletin Needs Input  (Information)
Tuesday, March 14 through Sunday, December 31
Members of the Underhill Society:

For the 2016 issue of the Society's publication, The Bulletin, it is planned to include reprints of interesting, historic and informational obituaries of the extended Underhill family.

If you have among your family documents an Underhill obituary that reflects historic, interesting or unique accomplishments, or life, the Underhill Society would be interested in looking at it, and possibly printing it in the upcoming Bulletin.

Such obituaries have historic value to expand the knowledge of the accomplishments and contributions made by our Underhill ancestors, and provide details of our lineage.

If you have such obituaries, please consider making them available to the Society. If you elect to do so, please provide any additional information you have on direct descendants, etc. Also, if you provide an obituary, you acknowledge and understand that it may be published in the Bulletin and you give your consent to such printing and publication of the obituary.

The Underhill family has an important place in American history, and this story is well told through the obituaries of members of the family. As editor of the Bulletin, I ask you to please consider giving serious consideration to this request, and to share interesting and historic obituaries with other members of the our Underhill family.

Please send any material to: Jay Tucker, 1033 Oleta Mill Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28792;

Thank you,

Jay Tucker
Editor, Underhill Publications

Underhill Society of America Events Calendar  (Annual Meeting)
Tuesday, March 14 through Sunday, December 31
Throughout the United States and Canada, there are local and regional groups of Underhills who periodically hold social and other gatherings for family members.

The Underhill Society is planning to publish on its website,, and in its News & Views publication an annual Underhill Event Calendar. If you are the organizer of such events for local and regional groups, and would like them listed on the calendar, please contact Jay Tucker at or at (828) 685-2508.

This is a good way to let all Underhills in your area know of upcoming events.