Obituary of Giovanni Oliverio
December 26, 2020. Giovanni is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rosaria; his daughter Deborah (Leonard) Olivieri and his son Marco (Jocelyn) Oliverio; and many nieces, nephews & cousins.
Private visitation and services were held for Giovanni's family in the funeral home. His interment took place in Parma Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Jehovah's Witnesses by visiting donate.jw.org or by donating to "The Isaiah House" by visiting https://theisaiahhouse.org/donate in Giovanni’s memory.
Giovanni grew-up in Calabria, Italy. As a teen, he relocated to the northern Italian region of Piemonte and began a career in the elevator industry. He worked throughout northern Italy installing and servicing elevators in private villas. After meeting and marrying Rosaria, the couple moved to Rochester, New York where he began his life-long career at Otis Elevator Company. In the early 70s, the family relocated to Rome, Italy for 10 years, where he continued with Otis. In 1980, the family returned to Rochester, and Giovanni continued with Otis. Upon retirement, the couple became snowbirds--enjoying sunny Florida in the winter months. They shared the company of friends in their congregation in both Rochester and Florida, as well as regularly visiting friends and family throughout Italy.