This news just in from BHB reader Jim Murray:
Longtime Heights neighbor and friend Joe Dec passed away on Wednesday, December 1, while walking to his home at 30 Clinton Street. Joe could often be seen sitting outside his apartment building chatting with neighbors who walked by. He was a fixture in the neigborhood. Those who might have noticed Joe years ago will remember seeing him with his black Pekingese “Muffin”, who accompanied him everywhere.
Notice of services/ memorial pending.
Murray and other neighbors are looking for members of Mr. Dec’s family saying “if no relatives come forward that he may end up in Potters Field. Joe was a veteran. He should have a proper burial in a military cemetery.”
Contact us – webmaster at brooklynheightsblog dot com – if you can help Mr. Dec’s friends locate his family.