Ross Fike Jr. (December 29, 1915 – December 22, 1992)

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Ross Fike Jr.

Ralph Williams Jr. (Back L), John Peganoff (Front L), Ross Fike Jr. (Back M), John Hardy (Front M), and Jack Schraa (R)

John Peganoff, Herman Knapp, and Ross Fike Jr.

Ross Fike Jr.’s obituary appeared in the December 24, 1992 edition of the Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review:

FIKE – Ross Fike, 76, of Penn Township, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1992, in Veterans Hospital, Highland Drive, Pittsburgh. He was born Dec. 29, 1915, in Pitcairn, a son of the late Ross Sr. and Jane Bevan Fike. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Pitcairn. He was a retired fitter for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, East Pittsburgh works. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion Post in Manor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Smith Fike, May 11, 1992, and a son, Robert Fike, in 1955. He is survived by a son, James R. Fike of Trafford; four daughters, Judy Schwarzel of Delmont, Susan L. Webb of Penn, Lynn L. Iddings of Pitcairn, and Lori A. Brown of Penn Township; a brother, Ralph Fike of East Keesport; three sisters, Dorothy Maines of North Huntingdon, Betty Linn of Pitcairn, and Lelia Shugars of Punxsutawney; 13 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Friends will be received at DAVID A. RITTER FUNERAL HOME, 220 Edgewood Ave., Trafford, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment in the Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.

Many thanks to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (PA) for providing the obituary.

Ross Fike Jr. Grave Marker

Many thanks to Gregory McCullough for submitting the above photo to Find A Grave.

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