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Al DeCarlo, 97, passed away August 1, 2009. A mass to celebrate his life will be held Tuesday August 4, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3663 66th St. Urbandale, Ia.. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., on Monday, August 3, at Brooks Funeral Care, 7975 University Blvd., Clive, Ia., With a Vigil service starting at 7 p.m..

Al was a lifelong resident of Des Moines, IA.. He was a popular and beloved restaurateur for over 50 years. He loved his family, baseball and golfing. He also loved the many friends he made in the restaurant business.

Al will be missed by his wife of 70 years, Velma DeCarlo: son David (Jill) DeCarlo Sr.; daughter Linda (John) Olsommer; brother Harry DeCarlo; sisters Mamie Picucci and Florina Terry. He will also be missed by his grandchildren Melynda deCarlo, Dave (Jennifer) DeCarlo Jr., Brad DeCarlo, Katie DeCarlo Mantia (Nick), Alex Minnick, Noah Minnick, Jennifer (Guido) Lipske, Jackie (Tony) Okun and Jessica Olsommer, Colby DeCarlo, Brock Alfonso DeCarlo. Great-grandchildren Meredith (Stew Bevis) Jinks, McKenna DeCarlo, Ronni DeCarlo, Gabriella Lipske and Angelina Lipske.

Al was proceeded in death by his parents; two brothers and one sister.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in Al's name to be used at a later date.