By the mid 1960s, Mr. Deckman's occupation was listed as a salesman on city directories of the Los Angeles area. No indication as to what he sold was given, however. In 1969 he began to appear in the legal notices section of area newspapers as a financial services provider, probably as a loan officer. In the 1980s, he shows up as residing in Orange County, eventually landing long term in Capistrano Beach, a relatively posh area. He must have done well in business, and the last info I could find on line (early 2000s) listed him as a high ranking partner of a financial services firm.