Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home

10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ


Frank DeCarlo

September 10, 1946August 18, 2019

Frank DeCarlo, 72, of Long Beach Township, NJ passed away Sunday, August 18th surrounded by his loving wife and daughter. Frank formerly resided in New Milford, NJ until retiring 10 years ago and settling in Long Beach Township.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Yvonne, his loving daughter Cheryl Baker and her husband Douglas and his cherished grandchildren Jacob Douglas Baker and Samuel Frank Baker. He is also survived by his son Patrick, his sister Angelina Merse and his nephews, Christopher and Matthew Merse.

He owned Capital Auto Parts in Hackensack, NJ for many years. He was also the owner of DGS, Inc in New Milford, NJ. Frank enjoyed rebuilding and restoring Ford Mustangs to use as show cars.

His signature "smirk" will be always remembered by his family and his friends. He will be missed greatly.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the link below (Frank DeCarlo Memorial Fund)

To leave online condolences and memories for the family, please visit www.shinnfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Frank DeCarlo

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DeCarlo Generator

September 10, 2019

Happy birthday dad
I love you wish i was permitted to see you before you left us,
Love always your son

Tom Delnevo

August 30, 2019

Frank was truly one of a kind. I got to know him when I first started working at C&R Mobil and he owned Capital Auto Parts in Hackensack with Pat. He had a very dry, sarcastic sense of humor that perfectly matched his wry smirk/smile. He kept us all laughing and entertained at the station. I don't think I ever saw him without a cup of coffee in his hand! He had a "jack of all trades" knowledge that was unmatched by anyone. Rest easy Frank. My condolences to the family.

Rob Kiziuk

August 30, 2019

I was so sorry to hear about Frank passing. I remember Frank from New Milford, when he had the auto parts store. I worked at C and R mobil and Frank would often come by and hang out. We would do the drinking and he would just shoot the breeze. I do remember the ONE or maybe TWO times he would have a beer with us. We always made a big deal when he would have one. Boy the good old days. Frank you'll be missed. Definitely one of a kind. Sorry to the family, it can't be easy

Linda & Ralph Laino

August 27, 2019

There are so many memories we couldn’t possibly put them all down here but one of our favorite ones was the time the four of us went “pumpkin picking” in Yvonne’s “lump “ up and down the hills of Palisade Park. We had some great times together!

Pat Decarlo

August 27, 2019

To the best father in the world you always be loved and always be missed wish I could have been by your side love your one and only son.
You'll always be known as the F guy

Karen Voorhis nee Del Rosso

August 20, 2019

Frank and I enjoyed learning about the DeCarlo family tree. I have some memories from when I was young. He was so much fun. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. Our deep condolences,
Karen, Tom and girls

Cheryl Baker (DeCarlo)

August 19, 2019

My dad was ONE OF A KIND. No one could ever tell him he could not do anything. And if you did, watch out because he would find a way to prove you wrong. He did it “his way” (in the words of Frank Sinatra.) That was the song we danced to at my wedding and it rang true his whole life. In the past 4 years his health declined and he could no longer do certain things - but his spirit remained till the end. We were lucky to be able to be by his side till the his last breath. He will NEVER be forgotten and those who were lucky enough to be in his life knew that his signature “smirk” always meant something was up. He always spoke his mind no matter what. Sometimes it got him in trouble (actually most times it did). If he came over you better have had coffee for him!! His vocabulary was always “colorful” (those who knew him know what I mean). He dropped f-bombs like it was his JOB!! He adored his grandkids and they loved him so much!! Our family tradition of “Monty Hall - lets make a deal” was carried over to them for Christmas and my kids will always have that. To those that knew him - please respect his personal wishes at the visitation.

Angelina Merse

August 19, 2019

My brother was like no other. He was always there for me growing up and even after we both got married. He was a big tech freak so when ever we got a computer he would come over and get us up and running. All he ever wanted was coffee and cigarettes. We always started our conservations with me calling him brother and he would start by calling me sis. I hope in my future dreams you send me some kind of sign that you are with Mom,Dad, and Fran. You will be missed Brother. Until we meet again. Love you ❤️