"Bo" as he's better known, has been with Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home for 43 years. He started by cleaning up around the outside of the building and taking care of the fleet. He then learned all aspects of the business, from delivering chairs and tables, to watching the door, and delivering hospital equipment. In 1977, he became Lawrence County's first Paramedic and worked for DeCarbo Ambulance until its sale. The most important lesson learned was how to treat people with the utmost respect, compassion and dignity.
He is a 1971 graduate of Neshannock High School and has been employed by the Pennsylvania State Police as a Police Communications Operator for almost 30 years. He is a lifelong New Castle resident and lives on the North Hill with his wife, Sandy. They have two children, Natalie & A.J. and their dog, a retired K-9, Indy. A lifelong member of St. Vitus Church, he is a Eucharistic Minister, a Co-Chairman of the annual St. Vitus Festival, and member of the Holy Name Society where he was the 1997 "Man of the Year." He is also a past member of the Parish Council, and a current member of the Knights of Columbus.
Prior to the installation of Lawrence County's first crematory, he and Don DeCarbo traveled to Florida and became certified in Crematory Operations. Bo has been the Director of Cremations Services since that time.
Bo prides himself on a piece of wisdom given to him many years ago by Funeral Home Patriarch Ed DeCarbo, "One of the most important aspects of this business is remembering the little things". With each daily task and each person met, Bo strives to work and live by the same ideals that were instilled in him. He prides himself on the excellent service and commitment upon which the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home has built their reputation.