BAKER, Frank Joseph, Jr., 59, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on January 17, 2017 at UPMC Shadyside.
He was born on April 25, 1957 in Wheeling, WV, the son of Patsy and the late Frank Joseph Baker, Sr.
Frank was a graduate of West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV, where he received his bachelor and business administrative degrees. He spent most of his career as a master bricklayer for Walters Construction Co., Wheeling, WV.
He was a member of The Experience Church in Bridgeport, OH, where he was part of the parking team. He loved his church very much. He also loved to fly his airplane with his best friend Jeff Roberts, and he enjoyed riding motorcycles.
In addition to his father, Frank is preceded in death by his sister, Beth Salatino, and a niece, Shawna Salatino.
Frank is survived by his mother, Patsy E. Miller Baker of Bethlehem, WV; a nephew, Troy Salatino; four cousins, Connie, Bob, Kelly, and Chuck; and a uncle, Charles Miller (Mary Kaye).
Friends are invited to a celebration of Franks life, on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at The Experience Church, 55505 National Road, Bridgeport, OH 43912.
Helen Barbush Nicolozakes, 81, formerly of Cambridge, OH, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 5, 2016, West View Healthy Living’s Bridges Unit, Wooster, OH, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.
She was born January 28, 1935 in Weirton, WV to Gus and Aspasia (Mandakas) Barbush (Bourbakis) who emigrated from Chania, Crete, Greece.
She was a graduate of Follansbee High School and received her nursing degrees from West Virginia University and West Liberty State College. Helen was a respected surgical nurse at Weirton General Hospital, prior to leaving her career to dedicate herself to her husband and children.
She was married to the late William G. Nicolozakes on January 7, 1968, and is survived by her son, Dr. Alexandros W. (Heather) Nicolozakes and grandchildren, Constantine and Athanasios of Wooster, OH, and son, Attorney William A. (Elena) Nicolozakes and grandchildren, Marina Eleni and William C. of Zanesville, OH.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Dr. William M. (Cleo) Barbush of Annapolis, MD, and is also survived by her sister, Goldie (Demetri) Moutsatsos of Phoenixville, PA, and close cousin, Chrystal (Thomas) Bennett of Charleston, WV.
Helen was a devout Greek Orthodox Christian and member of Zoodochos Peghe (Life Giving Fountain) Greek Orthodox Church and St. James Philoptochos Women’s Organization of Cambridge, OH. She was also active in the WIC organization of Guernsey County, among other charitable organizations, and enjoyed equestrian activities, tennis, golf, water skiing, figure skating, and oil painting. She was an avid reader, skilled cook and especially enjoyed baking. She was a fan of Ohio State, traveling and the arts.
In just his second year as manager, Mark Delbrugge has led Wheeling Post 1 to the history books with a West Virginia State Championship.
Wheeling took the W.Va. championship in dominating fashion, not losing a single game in the tournament. The team scored nine or more runs in all four games totaling 45, while giving up 14 in a run that started in the first round with a 12-2 rout of Elkins.
Wheeling then took it to defending champion Fairmont, 11-5, on Thursday before beating Jefferson 13-2 to head to the championship game. Behind a complete-game gem by West Liberty University pitcher Mario Peroni, Wheeling claimed the championship with a 9-5 victory over South Charleston on Saturday afternoon.
MaryLu was awarded the WLU inaugural Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. The honor was presented on October 23, 2014 at halftime in the school’s football game against West Virginia Wesleyan University.