Rock Hall Marine Restoration and Heritage Center (RHMR) would like to pay tribute to Mort Deckelman. RHMR Board Member Mark Einstein and his wife Suzanne published an article about Mort in Proptalk in May 2008. Mort will be missed by many including family, friends, customers and associations.
Below please find Mort's obituary and the article including photos.
Alan David “Mort” Deckelman, Sr. of Rock Hall, MD, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. He was 68. Born on February 11, 1948 in Baltimore County, Maryland, he was the son of the late John Franklin Deckelman, Jr. and Stella Ziemba Deckelman. He graduated from Kenwood High School and served in the United States Air Force Reserves. Mort went to work for C.J. Langenfelders in Baltimore in order to save enough to begin his own business, Deckelman’s Pile Driving. In 1973, he married Maria Charlotte Theresa Gostomski, who predeceased him on July 24, 2007. Mort and his wife moved to Rock Hall in 1982, when they purchased and rebuilt Long Cove Marina, while operating the Pile Driving business. Mort enjoyed participating in and watching workboat racing at a younger age and boat docking contest. He also enjoyed antique cars, and working on trucks. He held his captains license and was a long time member of the Maryland Waterman’s Association. He is survived by two sons, Alan Deckelman, Jr. and his wife Ashley of Rock Hall, MD, and William “Bill” Deckelman and his fiancé Betsy of Rock Hall, MD, his companion of 8 years, Gale Bless and her daughter Bonnie, and three grandchildren, Molly, Lauren, and Alan III. A visitation was held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown, MD. Services were on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home and a reception will be held at the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company, following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kent County Waterman’s Association, 21229 Rock Hall Avenue, Rock Hall, MD 21661.