Deane Decker Williams had a zest for life. He believed in living each moment and making the best of them. He was born and raised in the Empire State, New York. He loved the land and the history. He graduated from Chenango Forks High School in 1957. He went on to Elmira College where he earned his Bachelor's degree in computer science. He enjoyed a successful career in Information Technology for 37 years at Singer Link. Deane loved to travel and meet new people. He loved music and he loved to dance. Even more so, he loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Martha and their four children. They are Judith and husband Dave, John and wife Cathy, Jim, Heather and husband Zack. They have two grandchildren, Dean and Tia. One of Deane's favorite sayings was "If you meet a problem, just grab it and growl." That is how he solved problems. Of course, he also used this phrase at the dinner table. That was his way of saying, "get it now or go hungry". Deane also loved God. He often discussed the teachings of Christ with others and he lived the life. He walked the walk as they say. He was quick to help a friend and he treated strangers as if they were "angels in disguise". Here is a scripture that comes to mind when thinking of Deane: Proverbs 1:8-9 "Attend, my son, to your father's instruction and do not reject the teaching of your mother; For they are a garland of grace on your head and a chain of honor round your neck." Deane went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 27, 2014. He will be sorely missed. A Celebration of Deane's Life will be held Friday, July 4, 2014 at 11AM at the Bainbridge Presbyterian Church Bainbridge, NY. Family will receive friends at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home 737 Chenango St. Port Dickinson, NY 13901 on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8PM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to "The Family Life Network" (Radio Station WCII), Bath, NY or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital