In memory of Nicholas Baylock
July 7, 1993 – March 28, 2017
Nick passed away on Tuesday, March 28, after a long, tough battle with sarcoma. His life was cut too short at just 23 years old but he loved every moment of it. When asked how he wanted to be remembered he said, “A man filled with life and love. A sports database, loving husband, and devoted son. Enjoyed every minute of life.” Nick was always up for a challenge whether it be an eating contest, a sports trivia question or his battle against cancer. He never gave up and never stopped living.
Nick was the biggest Warriors and Giants fan, watching every game religiously even if he had to yell at the television a little bit to help coach them. He graduated from Burlingame High School where he was a three-sport Panther athlete and a member of the 2010 CCS championship baseball team. Nick worked at Sam’s Sandwiches in downtown Burlingame where he loved eating their delicious sandwiches and, of course, working a little bit too. After graduating from the University of San Diego in 2015, Nick worked in sales at Nutanix in San Jose; which was his dream job at a Silicon Valley start-up that went public while he was battling cancer. He was frequently a top salesman driven by competition and he often set the record for number of phone calls made just because he could.
He met the love of his life, Natalie, three years ago and they shared the most amazing memories together and married in December. He never came close to beating her on the golf course, but it was one of the rare competitions where he didn’t mind. During the six month battle she never left his side, staying every night alongside him to be his personal nurse and cheerleader. Nick passed away at Stanford Medical Center with his family by his side and his chin held high. He is survived by his loving wife, Natalie, his parents Joe and Cathy Baylock of Burlingame, brother, A.J. of San Bruno, grandmothers Mary Thompson and Rosina Baylock, uncles, cousins and beloved in-laws and friends Bob, Patti and Sabrina Bodnar of Pleasanton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America (curesarcoma.org) or the Burlingame Youth Baseball Association, P.O. Box 1633 Burlingame, California 94010 in memory of Nicholas Baylock. Nick will be missed but never forgotten.