Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.

Paul L Decker, Funeral Director

A native of Johnstown, Paul is a graduate of Johnstown High School, received his Mortuary Science Degree in 1998 from SUNY Canton. Certified by the National Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards in the U.S., he completed his residency with Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home in Cobleskill, obtaining his NY State Funeral Director's license in 1999. Compassionate, experienced and well-seasoned in the profession, prior to coming to Delhi, he served as Licensed Manager of Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville.

Paul and his wife, Jessica, a Fonda- Fultonville native, have two sons, Grant (13) and Garrett (10), who attend Delaware Academy, Delhi, they enjoy participating with youth sports programs including baseball, football, soccer, basketball and wrestling. Paul enjoys the outdoors ... hunting, fishing, snowmobiling; also wood-working, light carpentry and do-it-yourself projects. He is Past Master of Kennyetto Lodge No.599, F.&A.M., Broadalbin, a member of Hiram Union Chapter, Royal Arch Masons in Canajoharie and Delhi Lodge F&AM, Delhi. Paul is also an active member of Delhi Fire Dept. where he enjoys serving the Delhi Community as a firefighter. 

Robert A. Peet, Funeral Director

Robert A. Peet, a native of St. John's, Newfoundland, grew up on Long Island and received his formal education at The American Academy of Funeral Service (NYC). Certified by The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards in the United States, he obtained his New York State Funeral Director's license (January 1964) whereupon he was employed managing a funeral home on Long Island.

In 1967, "Bob" moved to Delhi and purchased the former Hall Funeral Home from the late Leonard P. Hall. The establishment name was then changed to Hall & Peet Funeral Home. His professional affiliations include the Leatherstocking Funeral Directors Association. 

Community and civic-minded, Mr. Peet is an active member of his church; the Delhi Fire Department; Delhi Masonic Lodge, and Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Delaware Masonic District; charter-member and former 23-year treasurer of Delhi Rotary Club; selected Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. A supporter of Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, he also served as Past-president and Treasurer of Delhi Kiwanis Club; Past-chairman of the Board, Directors Delaware County Red Cross; Delhi Odd Fellows Lodge and Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Otsego District; Charter-member and Treasurer, Delaware Academy Parent-Teachers Association; and former Delhi scout leader.

The father of five children and five grandchildren, his hobbies include distance bicycling and cross-country skiing.

Mr Leonard A Govern, Funeral Director

A life long resident of Delaware County, he grew up in Stamford and has lived most of his adult life Walton. Lenny, worked at Hall Funeral Home in Stamford during his last year of High School, and during his college years. Upon completion of college he settled in Walton and began a 35-year career in the printing industry. Upon retirement Lenny went back to school and obtained a degree in mortuary science from Hudson Valley Community College. Certified by the National Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards in the United States. A caring and compassionate person Lenny recently obtained his NYS Funeral Directors license as another way to help people during their time of need.

Len is active in his community serving as, volunteer firefighter, Deputy County Fire Coordinator, councilman on the Walton Town Board, Commissioner of the Walton Fire District, a member of Walton Lodge #559 F & AM.

IN MEMORIAM - Jonathan Robert Peet, Funeral Director

In Memoriam
Jonathan Robert Peet, Funeral Director
1968 – 2003

Born and raised in Delhi, Jonathan was a graduate of Delaware Academy and the State University of NY at Canton, where he received his Mortuary Science Degree. Also certified by the International Conference of Funeral Examining Boards, after receiving his NYS Funeral Director’s license, he joined his father in the operation of the family’s funeral home.

A U.S. Navy Persian Gulf War veteran, he served as Vice-Commander of D.W. Gleason Post No. 190, American Legion, Delhi; Past-Master, Delhi Masonic Lodge No. 439; Assistant-Grand Lecturer of the Delaware Masonic District; Royal Arch Masons of NY, No. 251, Walton.

A compassionate man, attentive to the needs of the grieving, he served the community, with his father, until his untimely death in 2003.