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Douglas C. Fike  

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.

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  1. Ron Probasco, November 13, 2015

    Vicky, I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I have enjoyed yours and Doug’s friendship, and thank you for that. You have been a steadfast friend during all my years with DuPont and a valuable confidant, and ‘therapist’ for all those times I needed a sympathetic ear. Thank you for that as well! I say with all sincerity that if there is anything I can do, please do not hesitate to let me know – even if it’s just a friend to talk to. I offer my heartfelt condolences, as well as a sympathetic caring ear. God Bless you Vicky –

  2. Mary Brown, November 14, 2015

    Dear Vicki,

    David and I are both so sorry for youe loss. Doug was a very dear Friend! We will always treasure all the times we spent with you and Doug. He is at peace now and will fly high with the angels.
    If you need anything you can count on us.
    Bridgette and David

  3. Sandy Margerison, November 15, 2015

    Vicki, I am so sorry to hear about Doug. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sandy Miller, November 15, 2015


    My prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Mike and Mary Jo Kowalski, November 16, 2015

    With our deepest sympathy for you and your family. Our prayers are with you.

  6. Pat and Bill Burnore, November 17, 2015

    Dear Vicky and Vivian, Please accept our sincere sympathies on your loss of Doug. We remember him fondly and his friendship with Bobby Dean back during the days when we would visit Helen.

    Sincerely, Pat and Bill

  7. Ron B. Watson, November 18, 2015


    I am so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. My condolences go out to you in this time of great sadness. I will put you in our prayers for the healing of your heart. We hate to see our loved ones go, especially early in life, but it is all part of the circle of life. Just heard the news today, November 18, from Kenny Litton. May your life be filled with loving memories our your time together.

    Sincerely Ron and Mary Watson

  8. Preston Weeks, November 19, 2015


    I am so sorry to learn of Doug’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Pres Weeks

  9. Willard & Jerrie Lee Gribble, November 27, 2015

    Dear Vicky,

    We have been traveling and just returned home. We were saddened to hear of Doug’s passing and want to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. You all will be in our prayers.

    Willard and Jerrie Lee Gribble


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