Obituary of William Donald DeCarlo, Jr., Poland, Ohio


POLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – William Donald DeCarlo, Jr., known to family and friends as Butch, passed away on Monday, December 22, 2021 with his family by his bedside.

Butch was born in Youngstown, Ohio on January 22, 1957 to Wm. Don DeCarlo, Sr. and Clara M. (Wynn) DeCarlo.

He graduated from Poland Seminary High School in 1975 and attended YSU’s Dana School of Music, majoring in trombone. He also attended ITT where he studied drawing.

He found his place in driving big rigs and was proud to have covered over a million kilometers without an accident during his career.

Butch was a huge baseball fan and supported the Cleveland Indians his entire life. He played Little League ball and played for the West Side Baptist team in the church league. He enjoyed ball games with the neighbors’ children, teaching them the game as they played.

In September 2019, Butch received a liver transplant. He and his family thank the donor’s family for this unspeakable gift.

He will be remembered by his sister, Leigh Altier of North Lima, and his children, Marc (Bea) and Manda (Johnny); sister and brother-in-law Lynn and Lee Clark from Poland, with whom he makes their home, and their children, Alan (Lisa), Jason (Meagan), Betsey and Philip; aunt, Janet Summer of North Lima; son, Wm. D. III “Billy” of Warren and children, Karyna and Isabella; son, Greg (Dawn) of Austintown and children, Avalynn, Michaela and Ella; daughter, Jennifer Kornbau of Idaho and children, Natalie and Parker; daughter, Christine Faulk from Lisbon and the children, Hunter, Troy, Cody and Katelynn and her ever-present furry child, Max.

Butch was predeceased by his parents; grandson, Zachary and grandparents, Herb and Eva Wynn.

He had a heart for all things military veterans and rode his Harley at the Rolling Thunder event in Washington, DC with great pride. The family requests that material memorials be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project on their behalf.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday January 22, 2022 at the Poland Village Baptist Church, 79 Hill Drive, Poland, Ohio.

Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc. Share your memories or send your condolences by visiting

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