James Gikas

March 1, 1957 - February 6, 2021
James Gikas
James Gikas, 63, of Wheeling, WV passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Wheeling Hospital.
Jim was born on March 1st, 1957 in Wheeling, a son of Cathy (Habak) and the late John Gikas. He was a United States Navy and Army Reserves Veteran. Following the military, he was a substitute teacher for the local school systems.
In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother Grant Gikas.
Jim is survived by his mother Cathy Gikas of Wheeling, and two sisters Lexie (Doug) Marlin of Triadelphia, and Elane (Marty) Haynes of Wheeling.
Per James’s wishes, there will be no viewing.

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  • February 13, 2021
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of James Gikas, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, James Gikas, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • February 16, 2021
    Victoria says:
    Mr. Gikas was my health teacher in my freshman year of high school. So sorry to hear of his passing.

  • February 17, 2021
    Roann Neidert says:
    Lexi so very sorry for the loss of your brother He was an amazing man who took care of growing many children into fine men and women

  • February 18, 2021
    Randy Bierce says:
    Was saddened to hear of Jim's passing.

  • February 19, 2021
    Dedra Foster lit a candle:
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