Alan J. Dechert, age 68, of South Amboy died Sunday, July 21 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy. A Private service was held today at the August F. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home, 139 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth. Alan was born in Elizabeth & moved to South Amboy 20 years ago. He was employed as a Formulation Lab Technician for Kymera International, Union for over 50 years. He is predeceased by his father, John H. Dechert who died in 2012. Alan is survived by his mother, Barbara Flagge Dechert & a sister Laurie J. Dechert both of Elizabeth.