Art Decio Obituary: “Workmanship” Decio, an Elkhart-conceived financial specialist and altruist who was never more joyful than when he was helping other people, passed on calmly at home on Friday, encircled by darling loved ones. He was 90.
Decio, a man devoted to his family, confidence and the government assistance of everybody whose life he could contact, was an Elkhart unique. His liberality reached out past arranged providing for unconstrained acts any place he went – giving a hand to outsiders and those he experienced over the span of day by day life. An original American, he got one of the best financial specialists in Indiana through Skyline Corporation, a manufactured home and recreational vehicle organization. Decio showed up on the front of Time magazine in a 1965 article about effective finance managers under 40.
He was conceived Oct. 19, 1930, in a home on Indiana Avenue, to Julius and Lena Alesia Decio. His appearance during the Great Depression would significantly shape his craving to help other people. His magnanimity began at age 8, when he gave 33% of his paperboy income to the Elkhart Salvation Army (a cause he would later serve at the public level) and another third to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church – established upon the standards of good cause and sympathy for the helpless that guided him for an amazing duration.