barbara andrews
Barbara Joan Baselj Andrews of Weirton, WV a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021. She was 84. Barbara was born in Southview, PA on January 11, 1937, one of three children born to Paul and Mary (Peresutti) Wolfe. She graduated from Cecil High School. After graduation, Barabara contemplated on becoming a nun, but ultimately chose to pursue a career in nursing and enrolled in Carlow College. On June 13, 1959, she married William Lawrence Baselj and together they were blessed with five boys and a daughter. William worked for Jeep prior to moving the family to Weirton to open Paul Wolfe Chrysler Plymouth, with his brother-in-law. On November 23, 1984, William passed away at the age of 52. Barb worked as an RN for Weirton Medical Center before retiring after 30 years in nursing. While attending a polka dance, in Houston, PA, Barbara met Ernie Andrews and they were married on May 13, 1989. Ernie and Barb had a lot in common. They loved to dance and both could play the button box and accordion. In their retirement years, they loved to travel around the United States and would always schedule their trips around their grandchildren’s events. They enjoyed dancing, listening and playing music, biking, and attending Mass in whatever city they were camping in on that Sunday. Barb was a member of Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, where she was a Christian Mother and a Eucharistic Minister. She also was a member of the SNPJ Lodge. Barb will always be remembered for her dedication to her family, her community, and her church. In addition to her parents and first husband, Barbara was preceded in death by her son Paul Baselj on December 1, 1990, and her step-son, Kenneth Andrews; her brother, Paul Wolfe. She will be remembered with love and admiration by her husband, Ernest Dale Andrews, her four sons, William “Bill” (Debra) Baselj, David (Heather) Baselj, Jeff (Deborah) Baselj, and James (Helen Annichiarico); her daughter, Lisa (Aaron)Donald; her step-daughter, Diane Lynn (Randy) Wolford; her sister, Madelyn Rupar; her grandchildren, Weston (Katie) Baselj, Caroline Baselj, Remington (Eric) Galcik, Hunter, Hayley, Katie, John Paul, Will, Kayla, and CoCo Baselj; and her great-granddaughter, Payton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Thursday at Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Babu Joseph Elamturuthil will preside. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church or School 140 Walnut Street Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes at

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  1. Billy, Lisa, David, Jeff, Jimmy,

    Praying God’s peace that surpasses all understanding to you and your families during this time.

    Mark & Terry Franjione

  2. On behalf of the Air Force Aid Society, we send our prayers and condolences to the family of Barbara Joan Andrews. A donation has been made to Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church.

  3. I fondly remember visiting your family many years ago. Your mom was so very welcoming and clearly had a passion for life….sharing similar interests and love for the Lord, had we lived close by we would have certainly been friends. She did a wonderful job raising her loving children. We are praying for God’s peace to cover you all at this time. Sending love and our deepest sympathy! Jan (& Steve) Duckworth, Courtney & Brooke

  4. Our deepest sympathies to the Baselj/Andrews family. We hope that the love of family and friends surrounding you will bring some comfort, and knowing that God has welcomed Barbara home will ease your hearts. With much love, Dory and Bill Larkin A donation to St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church has been made.

  5. Barb and I went to elementary school together and all the way through high school. We were always glad to see one another. My husband, Al, and her first husband, Bill, were friends. Al & I attended their wedding and would see them throughout the years at dances. We also got to know Ernie (a remarkable husband to Barb). Ernie, we are so sorry about losing Barb. Our sympathy also goes out to her children – some of whom we met ages ago when we were all young! A funny memory: I remember making fried chicken a long time ago for a picnic because Barb “didn’t know how.” Our love to all: Al & Mary Franjione

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