Larry Hafiz Decker, Ph.D.

Date of Birth

January 8, 1941

Date of Death

June 19, 2021

Larry Hafiz Decker, Ph.D., 80, passed into the light on June 19, 2021.

Psychologist, university professor, and author of two books, The Alchemy of Combat and Out from the Inside, and many professional publications, presentations, and workshops. He specialized in Post-Traumatic stress disorder. He was in two documentaries: Gail Osherenko’s, ‘The Birds of Los Banos’, and Josh Aronson’s, ‘To Be of Service’. Husband, father, friend, psychologist, professor, swimmer, surfer, world traveler, longtime member of the Sufi Inayatiyya Order, and so much more.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Beverly, sons, Joshua and Shawn, two grandchildren, Ava and James, daughter in law, Vanessa, his brother Roger, sisters, Gail and Nancy and many friends and relatives.

Words can never express how profoundly he is loved and missed.

There was an on-line memorial on August 14, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made towards a memorial bench or a tree in his memory or a charity of your own choosing.


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