Bioggio “Joe” Verdi
January 5, 1949 - November 19, 2013
Bioggio “Joe” Verdi passed away unexpectedly at his home in Hood River, Ore., on Nov. 19, 2013. Joe was born in Akron, Ohio, on Jan. 5, 1949, to Marion (Sam) and Betty Jean (Honnick) Verdi.
Joe graduated from Manchester High School in Akron, Ohio, and attended Kent State University in Ohio, where he studied computers and photography. Joe lived in Korea for a short time and proudly served in the Vietnam War. He was also a resident of California, Montana, Washington and Central Oregon.
Joe was married to Sharon Butler, and their son Ryan was born from this union. Joe was employed as a builder and master carpenter and craftsman for many years and specialized in custom woodworking and construction from the ground up. Joe was also employed as a high-end car salesman and a broker, worked in management, and was a business owner.
In his free time, Joe loved to play golf and do photography, art, gardening, landscaping, fishing, boating and diving, and he loved to cook — often feeding the neighborhood his sumptuous dishes. Joe was a proud member of the Hood River Golf Club.
Joe leaves his son, Ryan F. Verdi, of Portland, Ore.; his companion of the last two years, Donna DesRochers; brothers John Michael Verdi, Ken Verdi, Giuseppe Verdi and Robert Verdi; nieces Amanda Senrud Dayton and Alana Blakely; nephews Brent Senrud, Phil Senrud, Eric Senrud, Logan Senrud, John Verdi and Bioggio Verdi; Vanessa Verde; and numerous great-nieces and -nephews.
Joe is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Mary LaPerry and Bioggio Verdi; brother David Verdi; and niece Brandy Verdi.
Joe’s family fondly remembers the unconditional love Joe had for those close to his heart. Not only was he a proud father but he was also stylish, artistic, independent, charismatic, generous and compassionate. He will be greatly missed by many family and friends.
Per family wishes, no formal service is planned.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
Condolences are being received online.