July 2, 2019
Zachary Albert Verdoliva, 27; of Oswego died
unexpectedly at home due to an accidental
drug overdose. Zachary was born on March 5, 1992
in Oswego to Amy (Scott) Ponzi Pelow of Oswego and
Ronald (Terri Penfield) Verdoliva Jr., of TN. He
had remained a resident of Oswego for most of his life.
Zachary was a Trinity Catholic School Alumnus. He also
attended Monroe Community College for two semesters.
During his childhood, Zachary enjoyed playing on the local soccer
and travel soccer teams for several years. As an adult, Zachary
was past employed with Novelis and also worked with his father as
a laborer at CCC group, TN. Much to the disdain of his family,
Zachary was always proud of his beard growing ability.
However, his proudest moment was becoming a father to his son,
Connor Verdoliva of Endwell, NY. Zachary is
also survived by his siblings; Isabella Pelow, of
Oswego; Jordan Verdoliva of TN; step siblings Ashley Rhoades
of NC, Eric Pelow of Oswego, Mitchell Pelow of Oswego and
Lindsay Gardner of NC; Maternal Grandparents:
Linda and Ronald Shurr of Oswego, Paternal
Grandmother: Donna Verdoliva of Oswego;
Maternal Great Grandma: Jacqueline Ponzi of
Oswego, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews
and cousins. He was pre-deceased by his Paternal
Grandfather; Ronald Verdoliva Sr., and Maternal
Grandfather; Albert “Butch” Ponzi. Funeral Service and
calling hours were held privately at the Sugar &
Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Connor Verdoliva’s Education Fund.
July 2, 2019