Theo C. Auman Inc.

247 Penn Street, Reading, PA


Zacchario Umburto DeCarlo

16 May, 193124 September, 2019

Zacchario "Bob" Umburto DeCarlo, 88, of Reading, passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. He was the husband of Dolores Rose (Augustine) DeCarlo. The couple shared 53 years of marriage.

Born on May 16, 1931, Bob was a son of the late Erocoler and Antoinette (Pipino) DeCarlo. His father, Erocoler passed away young. Antoinette later married Rudolph Vardjan and became Bob's stepfather. With his family, he was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Later in years, he became a member of Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church. As a young man, he enlisted in the US Navy and served on the USS Rich during the Korean War and earned the European Service Medal before Honorably Discharging.

Bob was employed with the Berkshire Knitting Mill and assisted in the family grocery store. Lastly, he was employed with Acme Markets as a Meat Cutter for 34 years before retiring. He was a member of the UFCW Local 152 Retail Meat, Victor Emmanuel, II, Olivet Boys Club, a lifetime member of the former Schuylkill Ave. Fire Co. where he enjoyed taking sports trips and going to baseball games with the "Schuly's". Bob loved good food, fine wine and going to the casino. He enjoyed his monthly pinochle and dinner with friends, the Dundore's. He loved spending time with family and gatherings.

In addition to his wife, Dolores, Bob is survived by a daughter, Elaine L. DeCarlo-Doyle and her husband, Richard K. Doyle and grandson, Cole Robert Quinter all of Reading.

Also surviving are sister, Mary Ann (Vardjan) Schwambach and her husband, Gerald P. and sister-in-law, Mary (Augustine) Bonsal.

Family and friends are invited to Bob's viewing from 9 to 10am on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 in Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St., Reading, PA 19601. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday at 10:30am in Holy Guardian Angels RCC, 3125 Kutztown Rd., Reading, PA 19605 with Father Robert T. Finlan as celebrant. Bob will be laid to rest in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading where full military honors will be presented by the US Navy and the Topton American Legion Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org.

Fond memories and online condolences can be made at www.TheoCAuman.com


  • Dolores "Bonnie" DeCarlo, Spouse
  • Elaine L. DeCarlo-Doyle, Daughter
  • Richard K. Doyle, Son-in-law
  • Cole Robert Quinter, Grandson
  • Mary Ann Schwambach, Sister
  • Gerald P. Schwambach, Brother-in-law
  • Mary Bonsal, Sister-in-law
  • Bob is predeceased by his parents Erocoler Decarlo and Antoinette (Pipino) Vardjan and stepfather, Rudolph Vardjan.


  • Viewing Wednesday, 2 October , 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 2 October , 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, 2 October , 2019


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Elaine DeCarlo-Doyle

3 October 2019

I had the best Dad anyone could ever want. He will be missed so very much. He let us kids be kids. Never interfered with arguments. Made us kids work it out. Bought me a car when I graduated and of course only if I graduated he said. He was fun, loving, caring and my best friend. I will miss him so very much. As I got older and had a son of my own. I knew what he went thru with me. LOL oh boy do I ever. His strength and heart was the best. His smile, laugh and humor will live on for no one will ever forget the joy he brought. Thank You all for showing your support at this time of deep sorrow. God Bless

Christina Strausser Wright

28 September 2019

Sending prayers to you all at this time. I think my most memorable moment would be when we were being just kids in the neighborhood and Bob would just laugh when he saw us doing some of the goofy things that kids do. Heaven gained another angel, condolences from our family.