Frank "Dutch" Bonadio

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 02, 2023

Frank "Dutch" Bonadio of Elizabeth Township, passed on February 1 at the age of 95. He was Born in Vanderbilt, PA, and was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Pepe) Bonadio. Frank was devoted to his loving wife of 68 years, Lois (Bird) of Jeannette, who passed in 2018. Frank attended Glassport High School and joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 serving on Guam in World War Il then worked 44 years at U.S. Steel at Irvin Works and Southside as a computer scheduler. He was a former member of the Elizabeth Twp. Seniors, Glassport CMO and attended St. Joachim and Ann (St. Michael's Church) in Elizabeth Twp. He worked for Meals on Wheels and the Central Food Bank for many years. He enjoyed traveling, working on cars and anything to keep him busy around the house and helping everyone who needed advice or something fixed.

His greatest love was his family -- sons Blane (Susan) of Callahan, FL, Kent (Kathy) of Penn Trafford, and daughter Joyce (Randy) McDonald of White Oak; his nine grandchildren -- David of Hanover, Elizabeth (Brian) Pochiba of Trafford, Wesley (Anne) of Athens, OH, Ryan (Missy) McDonald of Westmoreland City, Derek (Melanie) of Jacksonville, FL, currently serving in San Diego, Christopher (Jeannine) of Scott Twp., Michael (Liana) of Landers, CA, Tyler (Chris March) of Columbus, OH, and his beloved Kevin who passed in 2014 at the age of 25. Thirteen great grandchildren are Ava, Seth Pochiba, Rosalee, Carmella, Mira Pochiba, Aidan, Emery, Carson, Ruby McDonald, Julia, Julian McDonald, Claire, and Love Bonadio. He will truly be missed by his only surviving sibling, Hank Bonadio (the baby of the family) of Elizabeth Twp., and is also survived by sister-in-law Martha (late Wayne) Bird of Zelienople, along with many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends and Howell Plan neighbors. In addition to Kevin and his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Josephine Miller and Roslyn Phillips, brothers, Nate, Emmett, and William and in-laws Florence, Irene, Margie, and Linda Bonadio and Earl Miller, Melvin Phillips, Donald (and Mary), and Wayne Bird. Friends are welcome on Saturday morning, February 4 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 pm at St. Joachim and Ann (St. Michael's Church site) with The Rev. Thomas A. Wagner, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.  In lieu of flowers, charitable gifts can be made to the Central Food Pantry, Box 47, Buena Vista, PA 15018 or Central Highlands Meals on Wheels, 100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Condolences may be made at

Originally published February 02, 2023.

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