November 6, 2017
Born in Rockville Centre, NY
Resided in Catskill, New York
CATSKILL, NY - November 7, 2017. Longtime local Catskill resident Sally Dedecker died peacefully Monday evening, after a bout with cancer. She was 62. Known most recently as Book Expo’s Director of Education, she ran her own consulting company Sally Dedecker Enterprises since 1993. Prior to this she was Vice-President of Marketing at Ingram Book Group, Vice-President of Sales at Simon & Schuster, and Trade Sales Manager at NAL. A graduate of MacArthur High School in Levittown NY and Hofstra University. New York, Sally Dedecker began her publishing career right out of college as an assistant to the head of ACE Books, and worked her way up to sales management there.
In September, Sally Dedecker was honored at the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Annual Meeting with a Lifetime Service Award in recognition of her “tireless and persistent efforts” as a board member for 22 years.
She was predeceased by her partner Mike Reed and is survived by a brother, George Dedecker and his wife Pamela.
Family and friends will gather on Thursday, Nov. 16th from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. A prayer service will be conducted by Sister Mary Mazza at 4:30 p.m.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to lungcanceralliance.org/
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Catskill, NY USA 12414