Edward L. Pike

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SIDNEY - Edward L. Pike, 68, of 2335 Fair Road, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at 5:20 p.m. at Lima Memorial Hospital.

He was born on June 5, 1945, in Sidney, the son of the late Edward Lamastus, mother, Clara Ann (Pike) Carey, and stepfather, Harry Carey.

On Jan. 1, 1974, he married Nancy King, who survives along with five children, Paulette Schwartz and husband, Timothy, of Anna, Jennifer Pike, of Indianapolis, Ind., Kim Middendorf and husband, Scott, of Versailles, Amy Esser and husband, Randy, of Anna, and Travis Pike, of Sidney; 11 grandchildren, Tristen, Jayden and Jordan Schwartz, Kaitlyn and Morgan Middendorf, Chareasa, Madison and Colby Jeffries, and Joseph, Carly and Jacob Pike; and siblings, Michael Carey, of Wapakoneta, Jim Carey and wife, Regina, of Floral, Fla., Stacey Carey and John Widney, of Sidney, Penny Lamastus, of Tennessee, and Shelly Rexroth of Sidney.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Jayne Kirtley.

Mr. Pike retired in 2010 from Emerson Electric Trucking. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Sidney.

Edward was an avid fisherman, and huge Cleveland Browns Fan. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and he was very close to his nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Mr. Pike's wishes, his body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney, with the Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 396, Cincinnati, OH, 45242, in memory of Edward L. Pike. Envelopes for donations will be available at the funeral home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Pike family at the funeral home's website,
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Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 20, 2013