William G. Fike, 86, of Ruffsdale, PA, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, PA. Every now and then, this world is gifted with a magnificent human being. On June 25, 1935, this earth was blessed with William G. Fike who was born to Everett and Virginia (Hanft) Fike in Markleysburg, PA. Bill was a graduate of South Union High School and he attended Penn Technical Institute. Bill worked for Bell Telephone and Verizon for his entire career. He was a strong, gentle and loving husband and father. He was an accomplished man, but humble and selfless. Bill was married to Catherine (Lechnar) Fike PhD., for 62 years and together they built a legacy. Bill is now with his daughter Michele who died at the age of 18. His greatest pride was their children Scott, Brady and Julie. He was a grandfather to seven grandsons, two granddaughters and two great grandchildren. He is survived by two sisters, Donna and Joyce. He was an excellent trap-shooter, fisherman and hunter, and he loved his farm and beloved mountains. He was happiest when he was in nature. Bill could fix anything – he could put toothpaste back in a tube! In his memory, consider a donation to his beloved Herminie No 2 Game Association at PO Box 13, 219 Cody Road, Herminie, PA 15637-0013. Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements – Ronald A. Rich Jr., Supervisor/FD. Services will be private. Interment will be private.
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