John “Mike” Verdoliva, 72

John “Mike” Verdoliva, 72; of Oswego died Sunday at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Oswego to the late John and Mary (Knopp) Verdoliva. He was a former resident of Rochester, NY and he resided in Oswego both previously and presently for many years. Mr. Verdoliva retired from Lawyers Co-Op, Webster, NY where he worked as a machine operator. He was a past avid pool player and horse rider.

Mr. Verdoliva is survived by his brothers: Ken Verdoliva of Oswego, and Ron (Donna) Verdoliva of Oswego, several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Friday in the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home with Rev. John Hogan Jr., officiating. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be conducted Friday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego, NY.


  1. I grew up with Mike Verdoliva and he was as solid a guy as you’d ever want to meet. A really good person. And he could empty your pockets shooting pool at “Giambo’s”; he was one of the all-time greats.

    My regrets to his family and his brothers.

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