Charles J. DeCarlo

The most sacred heart of Jesus represents divine love. It promises the necessary graces for our lives, peace to our families and console in our troubles. Only God knows the weight of another's burden and when our ways grow drear, the Lord lingers near. Precious Lord, take my hand, take me on to the light. Precious Lord, take me home. A goodbye isn't painful unless you're never going to say hello again and on Monday March 29, 2014 there was no time for goodbyes. Charles J. "Chuck" DeCarlo was gone before we knew it and only he knew why. It's so hard to say goodbye and so we'll take the warm afterglow of Chuck's memory to be our sunshine after the rain. Chuck was born in Norristown and had been a lifelong area resident. He was the epitome of love who had a big, open heart and was a "rock & roll pimp." Chuck was crazy, stylish and flashy who held his faith, his family and his music dear. He had been a longtime and dedicated parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Norristown where he volunteered his time in the Legion of Mary and had taught Sunday School. Chuck was an avid hard and grunge rock fan, concert goer and guitar player who performed in his own band "Blind haze".He worked at Genuardi's in Audubon and Jefforsonville as an Assistant Grocery Manager and enjoyed hangin' at the Black Horse Tavern or bowling and the always special family, holiday get togethers. We only pray that when you left us, that you knew how much we cared. When the day comes in and the sun won't touch my face, tell the ones who cared enough that i finally left this place: Chuck is survived by his daughters, who idolized him, Faith & Violet DeCarlo. He is the son of Charles J. & Joan (nee Bechtel) DeCarlo and brother of Brian DeCarlo, all of Norristown. Chuck is also survived and will be sadly missed by his many friends and co-workers. Relatives and friends are invited to join the DeCarlo family to remember Chuck, celebrate life through faith and pay tribute to the excitement of live & loud music on Monday evening between 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Boyd-Horrox Life celebration Home 200 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown and on Tuesday morning between 9:30 and 10:30 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church 600 Hamilton St. Norristown where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am. Interment & graveside tribute will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Norristown. To share your loving or rock n' roll memories of Chuck, please visit
Published in The Times Herald on Mar. 28, 2014