Douglas C. Fike
June 27, 1954 – November 10, 2015
Douglas C. Fike, age 61, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
Born in Petersburg, Virginia on June 27, 1954, Doug was the son of Edsel Fike and Vivian (Harrison) Fike. He made his career in the printing industry and was the owner and operator of Dumar Printing in Newark. Doug also worked in the print shop at the University of Delaware and most recently for Communications Printing, also in Newark.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed deer and fowl hunting in New Jersey where he was a 40-year member of a private hunting club. Doug also liked fishing and boating in his leisure time. Over the years, he and his wife Vicky were the proud owners of four beautiful German Shepherds. Their most recent canine companion, Mattie was Doug’s faithful friend.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edsel and his father and mother in law, John and Margaret Johnson. Doug is survived by his loving wife and high school sweetheart of 41 years, Vicky M. (Johnson) Fike; mother, Vivian of Newark; brother in law, Vince Johnson (Sharon) of Newark; step mother in law, Phyllis Richardson (Edwin) of FL; and many close friends and extended family.
Doug’s family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of Christiana Care and Select Specialty Hospitals, Cardiology Physicians and Compassionate Care Hospice for the exceptional care they provided and also to Chaplain Susan Clark for her support and guidance.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, November 17, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where family and friends may visit from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery, Lancaster Ave. and DuPont Rd., Wilmington, DE.