Jill V. Baldo of Jake Lane, Factoryville, died Friday evening, Aug. 3, 2012, in the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia.
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She was born in Meshoppen on May 9, 1965, daughter of Richard Nichols and Linda McLaud Nichols, both of Tunkhannock.
She attended Tunkhannock Area High School and had been employed by Wayne's Automotive Collision Service Inc. in Tunkhannock as a secretary.
In 1977, Jill was a member of the first girls Little League softball team in Tunkhannock that went on to win the first state championship for Tunkhannock.
Over the years she was instrumental in organizing and running several softball teams in the Tunkhannock area serving as president for the Tunkhannock women's softball association. Jill was an avid supporter of Tunkhannock youth baseball. She served as coach for numerous teams and was an assistant coach for her son's t-ball and squidget baseball teams and traveled long distances with her son's community traveling baseball team, the Titians.
Jill was an avid supporter and very passionate about veterans' causes and helped out with several fundraisers for the military. Jill enjoyed riding motorcycles and fishing for salmon in Pulaski, N.Y., and for muskies on the Susquehanna River. Jill was always there to help community and friends.
Surviving is her husband, Sal Baldo; son Jakob of Tunkhannock; daughter, Nikki Martin of Tunkhannock; brothers, Dennis, Clint and Randi Nichols, all of Tunkhannock; paternal grandmother, Helen Nichols of Tunkhannock; and grandchildren, Dylyn, Tieler, Jaide, Ashton, Logan and Chloe.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor Lori Robinson. Private interment in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center of America, 1331 E. Wyoming Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124 or the Tunkhannock Baseball Association, c/o Robert Barkley, 116 Woodcrest Drive, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Aug. 8 to Aug. 14, 2012