Times West Virginian
Thomas DeCarlo, 97, of Monongah, died Tuesday (Oct. 29, 2013) at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born in Monongah on Sept. 22, 1916, son of the late John and Antionette Marie Palumbo DeCarlo.
Thomas was retired after 44 years of service from Consolidated Coal Co. Loveridge mine in Fairview. He was an avid sports fan, with baseball being his favorite. He was a former member of the Marion County Baseball League. Thomas enjoyed gardening and was known as the “Garlic Man.” He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Monongah, a member of the UMWA and was the oldest surviving Consolidated employee.
Thomas is survived by two daughters, Patricia Rice of Damascus, Md., and Donna Prudhomme and husband Andre of Channelview, Texas; one sister, Virginia Stanley of Sykesville, Md.; four grandchildren, Teresa Crockett and husband Jimmy, Christine Russ, Erica Meinen and husband Jeff, and Andrea Prudhomme; four great-grandchildren, Crystal Russ, William Russ, Rachael Walker and Ethan Thomas Meinen; one great-great grandchild, Madison Nicole Hunter; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Fazio DeCarlo; six brothers, Joseph, Michael, Fred, Felix, James V. Sr. and Nick DeCarlo Sr.; and five sisters, Ann Martin, Margaret Hubble, Rose Chase, Mary Adduccchio and Elizabeth DeCarlo.
Friends and family may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave., Fairmont. A Vigil Service will be held in the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Friday with Deacon Louis Belldina officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Monongah with Fr. Richard Ulam O,S.B. as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Monongah.
Condolences may be sent online to the family at www.domicofh.com.