Darwin P. Fike

Darwin P. Fike, 82 of Beallsville passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 in his home surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born August 22, 1936 in Clifton Mills W.Va., a son of the late Henry and Mary Fike Tentler.

Mr. Fike served with the United States Army from 1959 to 1962.

Self-employed, Darwin owned and operated Fike's Water Hauling located in Beallsville. He was previously employed by United States Steel in their Clairton Works and the former Penn-Birmingham Bolt Co. in Scenery Hill, Pa.

He enjoyed snowmobiling, traveling, spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Darwin was also antique car enthusiast and collector. His favorite car was his 1956 Chevy Bel-Aire Hardtop.

Mr. Fike was a member of the 1955, 1956, 1957 Chevy Club. He was also a member of the Golden Wing Road Riders Association.

On June 6, 1959 he married Priscilla Dutton Fike who passed away February 20, 2019.

Surviving is a daughter, Loretta "Lori" Fike of Washington, Pa.; two grandchildren, Loretta Blackburn (Michael) of Vestaburg, Pa. and Franklin "Buddy" Blackburn (Bryanna) of Donora, Pa.; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Deceased in addition to his wife is a sister, Augusta Bizet. Mr. Fike was the last of his immediate family.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the JOHN B. GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, PA where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday May 31, with Pastor Amory Merriman officiating. Interment will follow in the LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest Memorial Contributions be made to Saint Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.

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