It is with great regret and sorrow that I must notify you of the death of our classmate, Dan DiCarlo, at the Hackettstown
General Hospital on June 5, 2006 after a long, courageous battle with cancer and other related medical problems. Jan, Dan’s
wife, Dana, their daughter, Danny, their son, and Tommy, Dan’s sister, along with a number of close friends were with Dan at
Viewings will be from 7 to 9 PM on Wednesday, June 7, and 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, June 8, at the Cochran
Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. The funeral service will be on Friday, June 9, at the Church of the
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. A graveside service will be at 1:30 PM on Wednesday,
June 14, at the West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY. A reception will follow.
Condolences may be sent to the family at 300 5th Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of
Dan may be made to the Joan Knechel Cancer Center, 657 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or the Karen Ann Quinlan
Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ.
Well done, Dan. Be thou at peace.
DiCarlo, Jr., Daniel Marshall
Daniel Marshall DiCarlo, Jr., 67 , died 06/05/06 in Hackettstown Regional
Medical Center. Daniel lived in Hackettstown, NJ since 1967 and had a
residence in Sanibel, Fl. and was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania on
Husband/Wife of: Janet (Lewis) DiCarlo
Son/Daughter of: late Daniel M. and Rose (Ciotto) DiCarlo,
Survived By:Wife-Janet at home
1 son-Daniel M. and
Meredith DiCarlo, III, Lake Hopatcong, NJ
1 daughter-Dana and Scott Plank,
1 sister-Thomasine and Michael Ciampoli, Beaver, PA
grandchildren-Eve, Jesse, Campbell and Aidan
1 niece-Celeste and Bill
Grosinski, Beaver, PA
1 nephew-Michael and Stephanie Ciampoli, Jr.,
1 great niece-Regina Ciampoli
Occupation: President and owner of Area Lighting Research,
Inc., Independence Township, NJ
Veteran Info: Appointed to the United States Military
Academy at West Point (1957-1961). After graduation, he began a military career,
traveling to Monterey Ca. to attend the Defense Language Institute, followed by
service in Texas, Missouri and Germany. His Military Intelligence led him to
work on classified assignments and he was a communications speciallist and
Airborne qualified. He attained the rank of Captain when he left the service in
Additional Information: Graduate of New Castle High
School; attended Carnegie Melon Technical Institute;Member of St. Mary's Church;
Served on the Board of Directors for Skylands Community Bank, West Point
Association of Graduates, Hackettstown Planning Board of Adjustments and the
Panther Valley Golf and Country Club. He served as Campaign Director for
Congressman James Courter; served as Executive Director for the Reagan/Bush
Presidential Campaign in NJ, managing all facets of the 1984 re-election
campaign. He was appointed by President Reagan to serve on the Christopher
Columbus Commission in 1992 to plan and execute the celebratiion surrounding the
500th anniversary. Dan loved to watch the sunrise from his maple tree shaded
patio in Hackettstown or the deck of his residence in Sanibel Island,
Visitation: Wednesday, June 7, 2006, 7-9 PM and Thursday,
June 8, 2006, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St.,
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Services: Mass on Friday, June 9, 2006, 9:30 AM - St.
Mary's Church of the Assumption, 301 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Please
meet at the church.
In Lieu of Flowers: Memorial donations to the Joan Knechel
Cancer Center, C/O Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, 651 Willow Grove St.,
Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Road, Newton,
Cochran Funeral Home
Class Memorial Pages\D-2 Dan DiCarlo.pdf
I am not a Grad but attended a
football game with a few of the class of 61 a couple years ago in Birmingham,
AL. A played golf with Dan and enjoyed his sense of humor and his shill ( skill
) ? as a golfer. I regret to hear of his death and add my condolences to that of
Associate of the
Class of 54’ Taught Plebe math 64-67.
Daniel M. DiCarlo Jr., lighting firm co-owner, Reagan 84 director
A Mass for Daniel M. DiCarlo Jr., 67, of Hackettstown and Sanibel, Fla., a
businessman whose firm produced specialty lighting for historic locales, and a
prominent figure in the Republican Party, will be at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in St.
Marys Church of the Assumption, 305 High St., Hackettstown. Arrangements are by
the Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown.
Mr. DiCarlo, who died Monday in Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, was
co-owner, with Gil Hallenbeck, of Area Lighting Research Inc., which was
originally opened in 1967 in Hackettstown. The company manufactured and
distributed photoelectric controls and electrical energy-saving devices, both
domestically and worldwide. The firm produced the coach lamps in Central Park in
Manhattan and on the streets of New Orleans, the square globes of Grant Park in
Chicago, the lights on the Freedom Trail and in Faneuil Hall in Boston, on the
Lafayette Promenade in Washington, D.C., and on countless bridges and tunnels
throughout the country.
Mr. DiCarlo attended Carnegie Mellon Technical Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
for a year until he won an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West
Point, N.Y., where he graduated in 1961.
While serving in the Army, Mr. DiCarlo attended the Defense Language
Institute in Monterey, Calif., and served in Texas, Missouri and Germany during
the Vietnam War. He was a communications specialist and Airborne-qualified and
attained the rank of captain.
Mr. DiCarlo was a campaign director for former Congressman James Courter and
the executive director for the Reagan/Bush presidential campaign in New Jersey
in 1984. He was appointed by President Reagan to serve on the Christopher
Columbus Commission in 1992 to plan and execute the celebration surrounding the
He served on the boards of directors of Skylands Community Bank, the West
Point Association of Graduates, the Hackettstown Planning Board of Adjustment
and the Panther Valley Golf and Country Club in Allamuchy.
A native of New Castle, Pa., Mr. DiCarlo lived in Hackettstown for many years
and also maintained a home in Florida.
Surviving are his wife, Janet; a daughter, Dana DiCarlo Plank; a son, Daniel
M. III; a sister, Tomasine, and four grandchildren.
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