Born in Maizeville, June 27, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna Powlick Kostingo, Sr. She graduated from the former Gilberton High School, Valedictorian of the Class of 1955.
Dorothy worked 11 years for the former George T. Lynn Contractor, Port Carbon, as a payroll secretary; she continued here career as the Church Secretary for 32 years for St. John’s and St. Michael’s Ukrainian Cathokic Church, Frackville.
She was a devout member of St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church, Maizeville; and was active in many church functions.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son John J. “Jack” Merchlinsky, grandson; Richard M. Lynn and a brother; Peter Kostingo, Jr.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 62 years, John J. “Jack” Merchlinsky, Sr., Gilberton; two daughters; Michelle Sluck and her husband David, Mahanoy Plane; and Cynthia Farlow and husband Robert, Ohio; son; Greg Marchlinsky, New Boston; daughter-in-law Paula Merchlinsky wife of the late Jack Merchlinsky, Jr., Gilberton; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; two brothers; Joseph and wife Mary; and John Kostingo; both of Gilberton; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning, October 3, 2020, in St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church, Maizeville, with Rev. Petro Zvarych, pastor, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville, Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with Parastas at 7:00 p.m.; and again from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Interment will be in St. John’s Ukrainian Cemetery, Englewood/Frackville.
In Lieu of flowers donation in Dorothy’ name can be made to St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church, 243 S. Middle St., Frackville, PA 17931