December 3 1926 December 29 2019
GORHAM—Kenneth Elmer Pike, 93, passed away December 29, 2019 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was born on December 3, 1926, a son of Elmer and Alice (Brock) Pike. He attended Gorham High School and at the age of 17, enlisted in the Navy. He proudly served his country in South Pacific, Marshall Islands, and Shanghai. Upon his honorable discharge, he received machinist training under the GI bill and on November 10, 1950, he married Phyllis Guptill. Ken worked as a machinist for South Worth Machine Company for 20 years and then Nichols for 18 years before his retirement at age 62. He was a long-time member of the Gorham volunteer fire department and the Gorham Masonic Lodge as well as the Westbrook Rifle Club. In 1965, he built the family camp on Peabody Pond in Sebago which many family memories were made at. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding Harley Davidson’s and snowmobiles. Ken was a smart, methodical man who took pride in his work. He always took a genuine interest in his grandchildren, great grandchildren and loved his family dearly. He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis Pike; his children, Vincent Pike Sr. and his wife Evelyn, Lawrence Pike, Bradford Pike, and son in law Jason Tucker; his grandchildren, Vincent Pike Jr., Alisa Sanborn and her husband David, Christopher Pike and his wife Kerri, Joshua Tucker and his wife Elizabeth, Timothy Pike and his wife Emily, and Jennifer Souza and her husband Jon; 14 great grandchildren; and his siblings, Willard Pike and his wife Ruthie, Earl Pike and his wife Joyce, Carl Pike, and a sister in law Sue Pike, along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Anne Tucker and his siblings, Stanley Pike, Mary Loeffler and Marion Morton. A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 2pm to 3pm at the Gorham Chapel of Dolby Blais & Segee, 76 State St., Gorham, ME 04038, where a service will begin at 3pm. Burial will take place in the spring at Hillside Cemetery in Gorham. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ken’s name may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074 OR Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758576, Topeka, KS 66675. To express condolences or participate in Kenneth’s online tribute, please visit www.DolbyBlaisSegee.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kenneth Elmer Pike please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Kenneth Elmer Pike December 3 1926 December 29 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Westbrook, state: Maine