Nikolai Lukshin

Nikolai Alexander Lukshin

Tuesday, June 5th, 1945 - Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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Nikolai Alexander Lukshin, 74 of Wellsburg, WV, passed away at 1:59 PM on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Allegheny Health Network, West Penn Hospital, Lawrenceville section, Pittsburgh, PA.

Nikolai was born on June 5, 1945 in Boston, MA. He was the son of the late Alexander Lukshin and Martha (Booth) Lukshin.

Nikolai served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a Huey Helicopter Pilot receiving the distinguished Flying Cross Medal. He went onto to retire as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4) from the WV Army National Guard serving during Desert Storm. He worked for Pioneer Pipe through the Pipe Fitters Union #565. Many will remember Nikolai for his bravery during his service to our Country and State of West Virginia, his enjoyment of College Football especially Ohio State; but most of all, for his love of everything Disney , his wife, Lucinda and their family.

In addition to his parents, Nikolai was preceded in death by his brother, Sasha Lukshin.

Nikolai is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lucinda (Stein) Lukshin of Wellsburg, WV, three step children, Abby White and her husband, Anthony of Parkersburg, WV, Daniel Keener and his wife, Cassandra of Wellsburg, WV and Amanda Grall and her husband, Chris of South Carolina, two daughters, Jill Lukshin-Hoff and her husband, Justin and Denise Lukshin, all of Columbus, OH, five grandchildren, Gage, Shaylea, Evan, Annamarie and Brody, a great grandson, Kade, two brothers, Miki Lukshin of Texas and Paul Lukshin and his wife, Susie of California and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 2:00 PM until time of Funeral Service at 4:00 PM at the Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, WV (304)737-3551 with his friend, Dexter Underwood, officiating. Military honors will be rendered by his comrades at the WV Army National Guard.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Chambers Funeral Home
    1030 Main Street
    WELLSBURG, WV 26070
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  • Service

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 4:00pm
    Chambers Funeral Home
    1030 Main Street
    WELLSBURG, WV 26070
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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L. C. Graham III

Posted at 02:19pm
Nick and I were good friends for over 20 years in the WVARNG as helicopter pilots. He was a fellow Viet Nam vet pilot and then we both ended up going to Desert Shield/Storm in January of 91 with the 146th MEDEVAC Company. He was a superb, professional aviator and a fine officer. Later on we served together as staff officers in our aviation battalion. He was a master of the army logistics system and was instrumental in bringing all units up to full logistical readiness before 9/11 which helped them significantly during the deployments that followed. He retired a little before I did (08) and I had not seen him since but thought of him often (as I have all of my former comrades). Everyone truly liked and respected Nick and I'm sure that we have all missed him since we went our separate ways into the retirement years. RIP brother and heartfelt prayers for your friends and family.

L. C. Graham III - CW5, ret.

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Posted at 04:40am
Prayers and hugs. The White family.
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michael w. seebaugh

Posted at 05:05pm
Nick was in my apprenticeship class that was initiated on March 22, 1978. I was the youngest member at age 18, Nick was one of the more experienced, having served our country as a helicopter pilot. I will always remember Nick as a thoroughly decent man with a brilliant mind who could do anything that was asked of him. He was always good to me, helped me out more times than I could count in apprenticeship class, He always made time for me. I am so sorry to hear of his passing! Please accept my condolences in the loss of your loved one. God Bless.

Michael W. Seebaugh, MA.Ed., LSW
Plumbers and Steamfitters L.U. 565, class of 1978

Tammy Hornick

Posted at 01:22pm
A very caring man. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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