KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Thomas A. Di Carlo, 101, met with the Lord on Friday, May 3, 2013.
“Tom” was born on April 28, 1912, in Giulianova, Italy, coming to Youngstown, Ohio when he was three and going back to Italy and returning to the United States of America when he was 11.
He was the son of Emma Federici and Guilio Di Carlo.
Tom married Kitty DiCarlo, the love of his life, a homemaker and wonderful mother and grandmother, on Aug. 11, 1934. When she went to be with the lord on June of 2009, Tom moved to Tennessee to live with his daughter, Cathy Hames.
He leaves his children, Cathy (John) Hames of Knoxville, with whom he made his home, Dolly (Tom) Green of Hubbard, Ohio and Sonny (Marilyn) DiCarlo of Austintown, OH.
The family circle includes 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; a baby daughter, Catherine; his sisters, Amelia Altiere, Linda Tonti, lrma Carano, and Betty Zappi; and a brother, Tony DiCarlo.
He retired in 1977 as body shop manager of Spartan Chevrolet in Boardman. He was head usher at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hubbard for many years.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, golfing, having a hole in one, and when younger, buying old cars and repairing them to sell.
Mr. Di Carlo will be cremated in Knoxville and there will be no calling hours.
The family thanks the doctors that took such great and gentle care of him and all the employees of hospice in Knoxville.
Arrangements entrusted to the Click Funeral Home, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923, 865-694-3500.
Giulianova is a coastal town and comune in the province of Teramo of central Italy