Born in Maizeville, he was a son of the late Peter, Sr. and Anna Powlick Kostingo.
He was a graduate of the former Gilberton High School. He was certified in Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration; certified in Heating and Air Conditioning Repair and completed Automobile Repair courses.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the 881st Ord Company, APO 165 in Europe and was last stationed at Fort Hamilton, NY.
He worked as a miner for Gilberton Coal Company until his retirement and previously worked for several local collieries.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainain Catholic Church, Maizeville; the United Mine Workers Union and the American Legion Post #398, Frackville, having served as Steward for 23 years.
Peter was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Darlene Thompson Kostingo, in 2015; and a son, Robert Kostingo, in 2012.
He is survived by two sons; Peter P. Kostingo, Frackville and Thomas Kostingo, New Holland; grandchildren; Max, Gabriel, Jesse, Zoe and Robert; great-granddaughter Addyson; a sister; Dorothy Merchlinsky; brothers; Joseph and John Kostingo, all of Gilberton; several nieces and nephews.
Divine Liturgy with burial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 29th, in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Maizeville; with Rev. Petro Zvarych, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with Parastas at 8:00 p.m and again Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Albert L Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville. Interment with Military Honors will be in St. John’s parish Cemetery, Frackville.