Peter B. DiCarlo Saratoga Springs, NY - Peter B. DiCarlo died on March 16, 2013 surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Born in 1948 in Balsorano, Italy , he is the son of the late Maria Luigina and Francesco DiCarlo. Peter immigrated in 1955 to Schenectady, New York where he grew up and graduated from Linton High School. During the Vietnam War he was in the U.S Air Force and served as an air traffic controller stationed in Ipswich, England. Peter moved to Saratoga Springs where he met Leslie who later became his wife. Soon after their marriage, they moved to Washington, D.C. where Peter ran the office of an investment firm and made life long friends. Peter and Leslie returned to Saratoga Springs where he was actively involved in the local business community having restored and run The Springwater Inn , The Saratoga City Tavern and most recently, built and ran The Springwater Bed & Breakfast. In addition, Peter found time to become a co-founder of S.L.O.G. Peter enjoyed golfing with the Methodist Church golf league . Because of his background in the hospitality field, he was also an accomplished cook and gracious host, welcoming all into his life with an infectious smile, great humor, compassion, and genuine affection. He spent many hours restoring his classic wooden boat. Most of all he found his greatest pleasure in family. “Ha veramente apprezzato le cose semplici della vita.” (He truly appreciated the simple things in life.) He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Leslie; his children Cristina and Matthew of Saratoga Springs; his sisters Carol Ferrari (Vincent) of Schenectady; Silvana Spenduti (Remo) of Sora, Italy; his sisters-in-law Meredith Vanden-Handel and Lenore Vanden-Handel, and his mother-in-law, Lyn Vanden-Handel. He is predeceased by his sister Marie Struffolino (Ralph). A Requim Eucharist will be celebrated at 2pm Friday, March 22, 2013 at Bethesda Episcopal Church, Washington St., Saratoga Springs. The family would like to welcome and meet with everyone at the Parish House following the service. In lieu of flowers Peter's wish was that donations be made to the Saratoga Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 where he received such exceptional care. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373). Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
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William J. Burke & Sons - Saratoga Springs
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Published in The Saratogian on Mar. 21, 2013