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OBITUARY

Bela Zoltan Baka

July 17, 1994January 6, 2020
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Béla Zoltán Baka, 25, died of an apparent heart attack at home with his family at 4:45 p.m., Monday, 6 January 2020.

Béla was born on Sunday, 17 July 1994 on Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, U.S.A.

He was a friendly and fun-loving boy, with a quick and winning smile. He was an altar server at Kristo Rai Parish. He attended Mt. Carmel School for ten years, playing varsity basketball as a freshman and sophomore.

Transferring to California in 2010 with a new chosen moniker, “Biff” finished up at Dublin High School for two years, quietly making many new friends.

Continuing to Las Positas College in Livermore, where he eventually earned his A.S. in Business Administration in 2017, he worked in retail wristwatch sales from 2015 to 2018. He enjoyed helping friends fix their cars, hanging out, and exercising.

Moving to Las Vegas with his family that year, he was focused on conditioning, with military aspirations. His last four months were spent primarily playing online video games with teammates.

Béla is survived by his parents, Gregory & Cheryl Baka, his older brother Géza, and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral Mass and burial will be in his mother’s hometown of Lazi, Siquijor, Republic of the Philippines, where he enjoyed many summer holidays.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Funeral Mass, St Isidore Church, Lazi, Siquijor, R.P. 6228

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Aydan Gagaring

January 18, 2020

Bela. Words cant express how great of a person he was. Being an only child i always felt lonely however Bela was the kind of friend who made me feel like i had a brother. He always made sure everyone around him had a fun time. We knew each other since we were in elementary school and spent time doing different activities from being altar servers together and being basketball teammates. No one loved basketball and being with friends more than him. Bela was the kind of person who always helped those around him throughout his life. I wont ever be able to fully express how thankful I am to have bela as an close friend growing up. I will always be glad to befriend such an excellent to his parents and brother, i am deeply sorry for you loss. My family and I are always here for you all and we sincerely send our condolences.

Stephannie Boegler

January 18, 2020

Bela and I have known each other since we were babies. Our parents went to the same church, Kristo Rai in Saipan. Then we went to the same preschool, and the same elementary and middle school. Eventually we both ended up in California during high school. He was in San Francisco, and I was in San Diego. My dad and I went to visit my brother for a week in San Francisco in the summer of 2011. Of course Bela and I made plans to meet up and we did, and had so much fun that day. My dad took us down to Fisherman’s Warf and we spent the day there. After it was time to drop Bela back home, we thought we’d test our luck and ask our parents if he could drive with us back down to San Diego and stay for the entire summer and fly back up to San Francisco after the summer ended. To our surprise, our parents said yes! My family from Washington also came down that summer and we all had so much fun. Bela got to stay with us and meet all my cousins and became friends with them as well. It was one of the funnest summers I ever had! We kept in touch after that summer and eventually made a trip to Las Vegas the summer we turned 18, (our birthdays are two days apart and he always made it a point to let me know he was 2 days older and wiser than me) we visited our friend, Dionne, who was living there at the time. Another great vacation in the books! Bela was more than just a best friend. He was family to me. I’ll never forget the countless memories we had since we were just babies. He was that person you could talk to about anything, and he wasn’t afraid to tell you the truth, even when it hurt. He was a tough love kind of person. He was also the nicest guy with the biggest heart. He had so much love for people. He’ll be missed by so, so many. His spirit will live on forever in the lives of everyone he touched here on earth. I love you Bela! You’ll be in my heart forever.

Sr Stslla Mangona

January 17, 2020

Cheryl n Gregory. Condolence to both of you, Geza and Aunts n Uncles. I fondly remember both Geza n Bela at Mt Carmel School and Kristo Rai as well as the climb to Mt Tapuchao when I would stop at your place. We will offer masses for the repose of Bela s soul. I am sure our Saipan Bishop Ryan and clergy will offer masses. I wish I could fly to Vegas to be with you.. Blessings to
you all and have a safe trip as you travel to our Bayang Magiliw..Love n prayers. Sr Stella Mangona. 650 457 4855
Sisters of the Good Shepherd
190 Maria Hall
Danville, PA 17821

Brad Semorile

January 15, 2020

I'm so sorry to have heard
You are on my prayer list.
Such a beautiful boy gone too soon

Tina Wabol Foster

January 15, 2020

Greg and Cheryl I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t believe it! I remember the boys always at church and then during the holidays when you all would visit my parents. I will continue to pray for you all and wish you only Heavenly Father’s comforting embrace. We love you.

Chuck White

January 14, 2020

Greg and Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear of your son's death. I know the excruciating pain of losing a son too, so be assured that I'm keeping his soul and you all in my prayers.

God bless,

Chuck White
Tamuning, Guam

Rob Pickett

January 10, 2020

Biff. We only hung out a few times in high school but it was such a great surprise to realize how much we got along. I remember hanging out with Ethan and Raven and Joe and quoting movies and laughing and just having a good time together. You were so welcoming and open minded even though we didn’t really run with the same groups. Our time together was short but it still left an impression. You will be missed my friend.

Anna Rose DLG

January 10, 2020

I’ve known the Bela and his family my whole life. Perhaps not as neighbors or anything, but as good acquaintances and friends. I grew up knowing who he was, and when I went to Mount Carmel School in the 7th grade, I must have been so relieved that I’d see a familiar face in the hallways of a new school. I remember him playing a lot of sports during break periods, and joking around a lot with everyone! I appreciated him for that. May God guide your spirit home, Bela. Rest in Paradise.

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