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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  • December 09, 2022
    David Hines says:
    I remember Jim from 30 years ago. He could really battle over the chess board and definitely a good sport about it win or lose. One of the good guys.

  • December 09, 2022
    Byron Funkhouser says:
    I remember Jim from my days playing at the Wheeling Chess Club. He was one of the good guys.

  • December 08, 2022
    John Roush says:
    I am sorry to hear about Jim's passing. he was a good chess player and a good guy. Like Markle, I also had some interesting games with Jim over the years. Requiescat in pace.

  • December 02, 2022
    Markle W Butcher says:
    Sorry to hear this Jim and I played several interesting games of chess over the years, RIP old buddy.

  • 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 †