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Dorothy G. "Dottie" Yurkowski

Thursday, July 13, 1939Monday, October 7, 2019

Dorothy G. “Dottie” Yurkowski, 80, formerly of Englewood Terrace, Forty Fort, passed into eternal life on Monday morning, October 07, 2019, at UNC REX Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, where she resided for the past two years.

Her beloved husband was the late Stanley P. Yurkowski, who passed away on January 04, 2003. Stanley and Dottie were blessed to share 27 beautiful years of marriage.

Born on July 13, 1939, in Swoyersville, Dorothy was one of two children born to the late John J. Gavlick and Josephine (Blockis) Gavlick.

Raised in Swoyersville, Dottie was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School, Class of 1957. She then went on to graduate from the former Bradford Academy of Hair and Cosmetology, Wilkes-Barre.

For many years, Dottie worked alongside her mother, Josephine, at their family salon, Gavlick’s Beauty Salon, formerly located on Watkins Street, Swoyersville. After her marriage to her beloved husband, Stanley, she devoted her life to being a loving homemaker to her family.

A faithful Catholic, Dottie was a lifelong member of the former Saint Mary of Czestochowa Church, Swoyersville. Following the consolidation of her church, she became a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.

In addition to her parents, John and Josephine Gavlick, and her husband, Stanley, Dottie was preceded in death by her brother, John Gavlick.

Dottie is survived by her loving sons, Charles Washko and his wife, Mary, of Spartanburg, South Carolina; and Patrick Washko and his wife, Dawn, of Raleigh, North Carolina; and her three beloved grandchildren, Hannah, Isabel, and Rachel.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 9:30 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her Pastor, officiating.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Family and Friends are invited to attend Dottie’s viewing which will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send Dottie’s family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

 

Service Date
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Services

A viewing for Dottie will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 9:30 AM at the funeral home. Those relatives and friends who will be joining in the funeral procession are asked to assemble at the funeral home between 8:45 and 9:00 AM on Saturday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. The Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her Pastor, will serve as celebrant.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Following the Funeral Service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the cemetery.

 

Cemetery

Saint Mary's R.C. Cemetery, Swoyersville | View Map

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Church

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish | View Map

Just a heartfelt thank you for your sincere care and kindness in helping us journey our Wife, Mom, and Grandmother home to the Lord. You made a difficult time much easier.