Dorothy J. Kosloski of Hanover Twp., born Dec. 12, 1949, to the late Dorothy J. and Joseph S. Patrick, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at home after caring for her husband, Michael J. Kosloski, during a long illness.
Michael J. Kosloski Jr. passed away peacefully Friday, May 7, 2021, at ManorCare, Kingston. Michael was just one month shy of his 70th birthday. He was born June 11, 1951, to the late Michael and Anne Kosloski.
It's difficult to speak of them separately because they have been together since their teens. Meeting at the Parrish pool, only 30 days separated them in life and now together eternally in heaven.
Michael was a graduate of Meyers High School, Class of 1969. He was an all-scholastic in both football and track. He still holds the shot-put record since 1969. Michael was inducted into the Meyers High School Hall of Fame for football in 2016.
He attended Wilkes University on a sports scholarship and received his bachelor's degree. Michael was a teacher, coach and mentor to many local athletes.
Michael and Dorothy had an open door policy at their home. Any time of the day or night they were always welcoming their children's friends into their home.
They were the couple to go to for anyone who needed an ear or a sandwich. Often, you could find the whole neighborhood swimming in their pool or cleaning out their refrigerator.
Later in life, they enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren's activities and sports. They both enjoyed vacationing at the beach with Mike's siblings and relaxing at casinos.
Dorothy attended GAR High School. Although she held many jobs over the years her favorite was being a mom and a grandma. She enjoyed crafting, floral arranging, making candy and cooking.
Dorothy had a sassy spirit and would call in the troops if anyone she loved was being wronged. She had a small stature but a big heart and Michael was her gentle giant.
Michael and Dorothy loved their family dearly and are survived by a son, Michael J. Kosloski III, wife, Susan; and grandchildren, Shannon McElwee; Carson and Avery Kosloski, Wilkes-Barre; daughter, Dorothy Anne Nelson; and granddaughter, Marie.
Dorothy is survived in life by her sister, Elizabeth Andiario (Angelo), Kingston; brothers, Joseph Patrick (Tina), Nanticoke; John Theimann (Cylde Harvey), Ashley; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Joanne Crimmins, Allentown; Darlene Folger, Wisconsin.
Michael is survived by his sisters, Barbara Kosloski (Dave Adams), Wilkes-Barre; Joan Blaum (Ned), Hanover Twp.; Nancy Alsdorf (Scott), Hunlock Creek; brother, Joseph Kosloski (Dave Moore), Washington, D.C.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of their lives will be held at a later date to accommodate family.