Of Glassport, formerly of
White Oak, passed peacefully
on November 14, 2018 at the
age of 94. Married November
4, 1944, she joins her husband
of 74 years, Melvin "Mel"
Phillips, who passed in 2010.
Roslyn was born March 8,
1924 in Vanderbilt to Mary
Pepe and Joseph Bonadio. She
grew up and raised her family
in Glassport, PA. Roslyn was in
the beauty business for many
years, beginning with Roslyn's
House of Beauty. While
traveling with Breck Color
Company sharing her expertise,
Roz and her husband decided
to open Roz-Mel's Beauty
Salon. Continuing to follow her
dreams, Nadine's Coiffure and
Boutique was opened, which
brought Roslyn great joy to
have her family working
together. After retiring from
the beauty business, she
worked as a bookkeeper for
Quality Inn and Brandywine
Agency. Known for her
tenacious energy and work
ethic, Roslyn worked into her
80s and became a Community
Health Ambassador with Pitt's
Center for Healthy Aging,
where she shared her secrets
of longevity. She was an active
member of her churches by
serving as a choir member,
reader and eucharistic
minister. Throughout her life,
she enjoyed dancing, doing
the jitterbug with her brothers,
listening to Sinatra, playing
Bingo and card games with
family and friends, and wearing
hats! Roslyn was intensely
proud of her daughter, Nadine,
and son-in-law, Jim Rossini of
Bethel Park; as well as her
grandsons, Justin (Cassie
Dennis) of Lawrenceville and
Aaron (Ali Rose Dachis) of
Brooklyn, New York; Roslyn
will be missed by her brothers,
Frank, William, and Hank
Bonadio; and sister-in-law,
Florence Bonadio; along with
many loving nieces, nephews,
cousins, and dear friends; in
addition to her husband and
parents, she was preceded in
death by her sister, Josephine
Miller; brothers, Nate and
Emmett Bonadio; and in-laws,
Earl Miller, Irene, Margie,
Linda, and Lois Bonadio.
Friends are welcome Thursday,
November 15, 2018 from 3-8
Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131
(412 678-6177). Mass of
Christian Burial will be
celebrated Friday, 10 a.m. at
St. Michael's Church, Elizabeth,
PA. Interment will follow in
Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth
Township. "Hats Off" to a
special wife, sister, mother,
grandmother, aunt, and friend
to many people. A heartfelt
thank you to the very special
people, especially Caroline,
who enlightened Roslyn's life
with their compassion and
love through some difficult
years. "In lieu of flowers,
Roslyn wishes you to consider
a donation in her memory to
her grandson's not-for-profit
theatre company, Fault Line
pport-Us/) to support her love
of family and all things
creative; a donation directly to
the Tree of Life Synagogue in
Pittsburgh (www.tolos.org/give) to
celebrate her love for all
houses of
worship." Condolences may
be made at
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