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John Keho Pike


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John Keho Pike Obituary
July 31, 1935 - October 21, 2016 John Keho (Jack) Pike, 82, passed away on Friday, October 21 in San Juan Capistrano, where he lived with his wife of nearly 60 years, Jody Downs Pike. Jack was a 3rd generation native Californian, born in Los Angeles. He grew up in San Marino, the son of Tom and Katherine Pike. Jack attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Stanford University and Harvard Business School. He returned to California to join his family's oil well supply business, Republic Supply Co., and later became President of Kilsby Tube Supply, ultimately managing the Distribution Companies for Fluor Corporation. Until his death, he remained active in the business world as a consultant to small businesses through his company, CEO Coach. His commitment to public service was an essential part of who he was. In 1973 he was one of the early recipients of the Gold Spike Award - Stanford University's highest honor for volunteer service. He also served on the board of directors of the National Council of Alcoholism, the Board of Trustees for Loyola Marymont University, and the Board of directors for Mayfield School and Don Bosco Tech. During his freshman year at Stanford, he was partially paralyzed from polio - an experience that changed him profoundly. "Polio was one of the greatest gifts of my life," he said. "It helped me develop deep patience, and grow both spiritually and intellectually," Physically, he worked hard to overcome the challenges resulting from polio. He dedicated his time to exercise: skiing, biking, surfing and hiking with gusto. In his last years he found great meaning within the Immaculate Heart Community, and also in the quiet of retreats at Valerymo. He was a kid and gentle man of peace who rejoiced in the harmony of relationships. His greatest joy was his family: his wife Jody, Kathy (and Frank) Narum, Sharon (and Doug) McKenzie, Micka (and Fred) Ueland, Liesl (and Charles) Moldow and Sara (and Michael) Wilczeski; and his 16 grandchildren: Paige, Emily and Kristen; Matthew and Benjamin; Walker, Emma, Thomas, Sara and Elizabeth; Katherine, Madeline, William and Thomas; and Chiara and Andrew. He also leaves 2 sisters, Mikaela Barnes of Santa Fe and Mary Katherine Coquillard of Pasadena. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to one of his cherished organizations: The Immaculate Heart Community in Los Angeles or SafeSpace, a nonprofit organization in Menlo Park co-founded by his daughter providing a continuum of care for troubled young adults. Donations can be sent to Shelby's Safe Space 1155 Saxon Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025 A service will be held in his memory on Nov 12 at 11:00 am at St. Edwards Church in Dana Point, located at 33926 Calle La Primavera.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 25 to Oct. 30, 2016
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