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Mary Elizabeth Pike

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Mary Elizabeth Pike Obituary
Mary Elizabeth Pike (nee Thomas), 69 Mary Elizabeth Pike, 69, on April 20, 2013. Daughter of the late William J. and Margaret Rose (Bruton) Thomas and sister of the late Margaret McLaughlin, Mary was raised in Prospect Park, PA, before making her home in Aston and Norwood. Mary was a dance instructor at Stellar School of Dance, where she met her husband of 47 years, the late Harvey James Pike. She also owned her own studio in Claymont, DE. She was a talented musician, playing and teaching piano. She was a loving foster mother to many children, and an avid camper, reader, seamstress and gardener. Mary later returned to college and became a registered nurse while raising her children, graduating with honors. She worked at Mercy Fitzgerald, Taylor Hospital and Vitas Hospice, as well as acting as the Parish Nurse for St. Gabriel Church in Norwood. Survivors: Children Deborah (Edgar) Detterline, Crissie (Jeff) Kabacinski, Marjorie (Isaac) Hatzell, Harvey J. Pike II, Mary (Richard) Davis, William (Danielle),John (Kimberly) and Michael Jeffers; Siblings Kathryn Masterson, Frances McGowan, William Thomas, Jane O'Malley, John Thomas and Michael Thomas; Grandchildren Wil, Alyson, Luke, Nick, Byron, Ian, Erik, Landin, William and Wyatt. Visitation: Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA 19074. Funeral Mass: immediately following at Noon at St. Gabriel Church, Norwood. Interment: Private In lieu of flowers and gifts: donations for autistic students to Devereux CARES PTO, 620 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335 or the Harvey and Mary Pike Memorial Scholarship, c/o Harvey Pike, 1033 7th Ave., Folsom, PA 19033.

Published in The Daily Times on Apr. 24, 2013
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