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Salvatore DiCarlo

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


  1. Margaret Gums on August 24, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of Sal’s passing. Meeting him was like old friends catching up. I enjoyed meeting him. I’m glad he got to spend time with my daughter and her boys and especially Giovanni. I thank you all for accepting my grandsons and daughter to your family. The short time I’ve known Sal will last a lifetime. Praying for you all that God watch over and give you strength in this time of need RIP Sal

  2. Joel Colletti on August 24, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Sal was such a great man. He could light up a room instantly. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. Stay strong family.

  3. Dennis Valentine on August 24, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Sal was a great person to everyone he met. Sal and I worked in the food distribution business here in KC. We were good cohorts in the business. However, with that said he was a better friend. God rest your soul my friend. Even though we had not talked for a few years. I missed the conversations we had about the food business. Bless your family.

  4. Leo Darrow on August 25, 2020 at 10:14 am

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Sal was a great classmate and teammate at CBC. Thoughts and prayers for Peggy and family.

  5. Mike Kilian on August 25, 2020 at 10:21 am

    We graduated together from St Benedict’s. He was a fun guy and he will be missed. My condolences to all his family.

  6. Angela Schweller on August 25, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Sal will always have a special place in my memories. Much love to you all!

  7. Nancy Ball cousin on August 25, 2020 at 11:32 am

    sal was a wonderful man. Always had nice things to say to me whenever we could be together hr eill be miss my familt. RIP sal. Love u aleays

  8. Leonard Corso Cousin on August 25, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    My prayers to the DiCarlo family on Sal’s passing.

    But I know he left enough of himself so you can be the “Rock” for your loved ones that Sal was for all of you.

  9. Roger Hunt on August 26, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    No one had more family love , faith and drive to do the right thing . loyalty to fam , friends , customers and anyone was the way he lived !
    A life well lived !

    As he would have said –

    ‘Grieve not
    Nor speak of me with tears
    But laugh and speak of me
    As if I were beside you
    ‘‘Twas heaven here with you
    I love you so !!!!

    That is SAL ❤️

  10. Peg Petralia on August 27, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Nick, Kara,
    You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Sal seemed like an incredible man and I know his goodness will live on through you and your beautiful family.
    Deepest Condolences,
    Peg Petralia

  11. Ed Wulkopf on August 27, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    The world is a better place because of Sal. Rest in peace my fellow Raven.

  12. Lisa Kemp on September 2, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Sal loved coming in to our office and never failed to make me laugh and tell me a story. Speaking with him on the phone just wasn’t the same thing. I said a prayer for his safe delivery to Heaven and hope he is happy there. What a sweet man.

  13. Rick Houghtlin on October 4, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Sal played Rugby for the on the Kansas City Rugby Football Club for quite a few years. He was a fine player and an even better club man. Peggy and Sal used to run around with my wife and I at social events. Sal was one of the very good guys and we will all miss him.


  14. Rich Arensberg on October 5, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Sal was a great guy we lost one of the good ones

  15. Jim & Diane Carpenter on December 24, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Sal was one of those special people that touched our life. He was sweet, generous, kind and so much fun to be around. Our lives have been enriched with his friendship. We have very fond memories of our times with Peggy & Sal. He will be truly missed, Our deepest condolences to his Family. Rest In Peace.

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