Sal DiCarlo, age 72 of St. Louis, MO passed away at home on August 18, 2020. He is survived by Margaret “Peggy” (nee Murphy), his wife of 45 years; children Nick (Kara), Christie (Joe) Gallo, Sal Jr. (Keila); grandchildren Anna Rose, Kate and Nora DiCarlo; Claire, Carmen and Charlie Gallo; and Giovanni-Zayne DiCarlo; siblings Anna Jo Giebe (Italo Michelassi), Leonard (Linda), Joe (Peggy) and Nick DiCarlo and Cathy (Brian) Weider; siblings in-law Kathy (Jay) Lewis, Jeanne (Steve) O’Neal, Patrick (Ellen) Murphy, Nancy (Arthur) Culbert, Maureen (Bob) McCann. He will be missed by dear friends and extended family. Sal was preceded in death by his parents Nick and Rose DiCarlo, parents-in-law Bob and Marge Murphy, brother-in-law Michael Murphy, sister-in-law Julie DiCarlo and sister-in-law Lynne DiCarlo.
Sal grew up in St. Louis, MO and graduated from CBC high school in 1965. In 1969, he graduated from St. Benedict’s College. He completed his Executive MBA at Benedictine College in 2002. Sal and Peggy spent over 20 years living and raising their children in Overland Park, KS.
Sal was an avid sports fan and enjoyed Royals Baseball, Chiefs Football, and all Benedictine College Sports. He was most interested in watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports and even planned his travel schedule so he could be present to watch his grandchildren play. Sal enjoyed coaching soccer when his children were young.
Sal was proud to serve in the United States Army prior to starting his career. He loved his country. Sal enjoyed a near 50 year career in the foodservice industry, and earned the respect of his business colleagues, developing many strong relationships throughout his career. He was known for his sharp professional business attire, integrity and work ethic.
Sal will be remembered for his loyalty, leadership, smile, contagious laughter and often repeated one-liners. A man of strong faith, he was known for his devotion and faithfulness to his wife, children, grandchildren, family, friends, and colleagues. He demonstrated selflessness in all aspects of life, always prioritizing his loved ones needs before his own. Sal was the patriarch in his family and consistently sought leadership roles in the community throughout his life. He was involved in his Catholic Parish communities in both St. Louis and Kansas City, serving on parish council, and as a lector and eucharistic minister.
A memorial Mass will be held in compliance with St. Louis County COVID-19 requirements on Saturday, September 5, at 10:00 AM, Ascension Catholic Church, 230 Santa Maria Dr., Chesterfield, MO.
His family is grateful for all the support over the past year through thoughts, prayers, cards, emails, calls, texts and countless other acts of love.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Benedictine College Soccer Program, http://my.benedictine.edu/donate
Or sent to 1020 N 2nd St, Atchison, KS 66002