Back to Last Roll Call Home Page   

Daniel M. DiCarlo, Jr.

Company D-2

14 Sep 1938 - 5 Jun 2006

Place of Death: Hackettstown, NJ

Interment: Cemetery,
West Point, NY

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 the hospital.

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.

Funeral Notice:

DiCarlo, Jr., DanielMarshall

DanielMarshallDiCarlo, Jr., 67, died 06/05/06in Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Daniellived in Hackettstown, NJ since 1967 and had a residence in Sanibel, Fl.and was borninNew Castle, Pennsylvaniaon 09/14/38.

Husband/Wife of: Janet (Lewis) DiCarlo
Son/Daughter of: late Daniel M. and Rose (Ciotto) DiCarlo, Sr.
Survived By:Wife-Janet at home
1 son-Daniel M. and Meredith DiCarlo, III, Lake Hopatcong, NJ
1 daughter-Dana and Scott Plank, Baltimore, MD
1 sister-Thomasine and Michael Ciampoli, Beaver, PA
4 grandchildren-Eve, Jesse, Campbell and Aidan
1 niece-Celeste and Bill Grosinski, Beaver, PA
1 nephew-Michael and Stephanie Ciampoli, Jr., Hackettstown, NJ
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 1967.
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, FL.
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, NJ 07860. Interment: Private

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 his classmates.

John Crosby
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 500th anniversary.

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.

2006 The Star-Ledger.