Proclamation from the city of Euclid for hirer contributions to the City of Euclid Adult Women’s Softball. After playing many years in the recreation women’s league, she organized the Vintage Players in 2005. The Vintage Players is open to women 45 years of age and older. The first year there were 24 ladies playing, in 2016 there are 108 ladies playing. Many of these ladies also participate in various senior women’ s softball tournaments throughout the year. Players are looking forward to participating in the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, AL. Fischlin has also been honored by the Benjamin Rose foundation – selected as a ‘Mythbuster’ in 2013, proving a person can be active at any age. In 2014, she was inducted into the Ohio Senior Olympic Hall of Fame for her contributions as a player and promoter of the Senior Games.
Raymond L Kolinski, 70, of Wheeling, WV passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Wheeling Hospital.
He was born in Wheeling on July 30, 1945, son of Felix and Mildred Kolinski.
Raymond was retired and a member of the Warwood United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of West Liberty State College and was self-employed in the automotive repair business.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Felicia Kolinski and Patricia Witzberger.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Sheryl Kolinski; daughter, Sereta (Anthony) Amara and granddaughter, Renee Cooper Amara, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, from 2 – 4 pm and again from 6 – 8 pm at Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, WV (304)277-2722, where services will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 10:30 AM with Pastor Bart Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Bernard (Bernie) Handlan Bachmann, 90, of Wheeling died Monday July 18, 2016. He was born May 13, 1926 in Wheeling, WV, son of the late Howard Francis Bachmann and Helen Minnie (Venskoske) Bachmann.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lillian Bachmann Riggs and a grandson, Roger Ray Shinsky.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Alice Benner Bachmann, children Gail Lohr of Tennessee, Joyce Sizemore of Wheeling, Bernie Bachmann (Caren) of Pennsylvania and Susan Bachmann of Wheeling, four grandchildren (Rich, Nanette, Jerry, Ben) and five great-grandchildren (Ryan, Rachel, Isaac, Sophia, Aaron).
He graduated from West Liberty High School in 1944. He proudly served with the U.S. Army during WW II in the South Pacific. He worked for the City of Wheeling Police Department for 26 years as a policeman and in the detective division.
Bernie also owned and operated Bachmann Vending, Restaurant, and Catering in South Wheeling. He was well-known for his excellent food –especially his pepperoni rolls which were very popular throughout the Ohio Valley.
Frank Joseph Kaiser, 83, of Charleston, WV passed away peacefully July 15, 2016 at Hubbard House Hospice Care.
He was born December 3, 1932. Preceding him in death were his parents, Frank J. and Doris E. (Wilson) Kaiser; his sister, Patricia Ann Kaiser Hughes of Wheeling, WV; and his prior spouses, Bertha Lee Anderson Kaiser and Sharon Kay Walker Kaiser.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Betty Johnston Kaiser of Charleston, WV; his daughters, Elizabeth Gay Kaiser Mason (Kevin) of Jacksonville, FL, and Carol Lee Kaiser Sharkey of St. Peters, MO; sons David Andrew Kaiser (Kerri) of Wellington, FL, John Marshall Kaiser of Dunbar, WV, and John Edward Vitakis of Atlanta, GA; daughter Katherine Elizabeth Kaiser of Alexandria, VA.; grandchildren Andrew Mason (Nichole) of Jacksonville, FL, Marissa Sharkey of Kansas City, MO, Kimberly Mason of Miami, FL, Rachel Kaiser of Wellington, FL, Alison Kaiser and Abbie Kaiser of Dunbar, WV, Ryan Sharkey of St. Peters, MO, Alexander Kaiser of Jacksonville, FL, Leah Carol Sharkey of St. Peters, MO, and Arden Kaiser, Ava Kaiser and Annah Kaiser of Dunbar, WV; and great-granddaughter Violet Rose Mason of Jacksonville, FL; and nieces Ellen Craig (Bill) of Pittsburgh, PA, Linda Villee West (Dick) of Potomac, MD and Kathy Williamson (Ed) of Atlanta, GA.
Frank was a former POW from the Korean War and spent three years in prison camp from 1950 to 1953 and is a Purple Heart recipient, awarded POW medals for Korean Presidential Unit citation, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Defense Service Medal and was very active with the association of the survivors The Chosen Few. Frank was a member of Kanawha Lodge No. 20 A.F. and A.M., Scottish Rite, York Rite, Beni Kedem Shriners and Royal Order of Jesters. He served as a “road runner” for the Shriners, taking children to hospitals in Cincinnati and Lexington.
He attended Catholic Schools in Wheeling, WV and graduated from West Liberty University in 1958 with an accounting degree. He was a terminal manager for Belle Lines Trucking in Wheeling, WV and was transferred to the Charleston terminal with the Bell Lines in the 60s. In 1982, he opened Insurance Design in Charleston, WV, a full-service insurance agency with his partner,m Patty Knight Tate.
Frank was an avid animal lover and his wife never knew what new family member he would bring home. He carried dog bones in his shirt pocket just in case he would find a lost animal who needed a home.
Funeral Service will be held at Noon Monday, July 18th at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home with Rev. Erin Daniels officiating. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Greenwood Cemetery, 1526 National Road, Wheeling, WV.
Ashlea Minch was recently hired as the new principal at Woodsdale Elementary in the Ohio County School system. Previously, she was a teacher at both Wheeling Middle School and Elm Grove Elementary and most recently was the assistant principal at John Marshall High School.