PIKE Allen Raymond

PIKE Allen Raymond[1]

Male 1918 - 2007  (89 years)

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  • Name PIKE Allen Raymond 
    Born 14 Jul 1918  Woodland, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Tangle Ridge Road.
    Gender Male 
    Address Address:
    P.O. Box 696
    325 Bullet Hole Road
    Carmel, New York 10512 
    Education Aroostook State Normal School  [1
    Military Between 1942 and 1945  [2
    during World War II, discharged MSG, Quartermaster Corps. 
    Graduation 1949  Emerson College, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (received Bachelor of Literary Interpretation (B.L.I.) degree in speech and drama with concentration in speech therapy.)
    Military Between 1951 and 1953  [3
    recalled for Korean War as reserve officer and continued in the reserve an additional 12 years 
    Graduation 1951  Northwestern University, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (received master's degree in speech education with concentration in audiology.)
    _UID 5F5F0D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000327B 
    Died 20 Aug 2007  Mount Pleasant, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Hawthorne Hamlet; Rosary Hill Home 
    • (OBIT: "The Putnam County News and Recorder" 91 Main St Cold Springs, NY 845-265-5582

      Longtime Patterson resident Allen R. Pike died Monday, August 20 after a six-month battle with cancer.

      Born in Caribou, Maine, Pike first settled in the Putnam area in Mahopac, where he was employed by the Mahopac Public School as a Speech Therapist. He moved to the Brewster School System in the late 50's where, in addition to Speech Therapy he also directed drama classes and all school productions, an effort for which he became locally well-known with his flair for the dramatic.

      He retired from Brewster Schools in 1973 and began a long career in civic involvement as a volunteer in many local organizations including AARP and Office for the Aging. He was tireless in assisting Putnam's senior citizens, helping them with taxes, driving hundreds to medical appointments and teaching them computer skills.

      Long a musician, Allen sang in many local churches, including Old Southeast Church, and was a member of the Mount Hope UMC in Mahopac Falls. -
      Allen Pike spent 35 years amassing and publishing a genealogy of his extensive family, among whose ancestors were Albert Pike and Zebulon Pike, the latter having discovered Pike's Peak. Allen spent his 88th birthday, in 2006, atop Pike's Peak at the 200th anniversary of its discovery. Hundreds of family members celebrated him.

      Final interment will be in Maine and a memorial service will be held at a later date."


      Long-form obituary of Allen Raymond Pike 1918 - 2007

      Allen Raymond Pike died at 5:15 PM, 20 August 2007, at "Rosary Hill Home" in Hawthorne, NY, following a battle against brain cancer. Allen was sixth child of thirteen children of Eugene Hale Pike, Sr., and his wife Edna Estella Russell. He was a fourth cousin of Zebulon Montgomery Pike the famous Explorer of the Western United States during the early 1800’s.

      Allen was born 14 July 1918, a native of Woodland, Maine in Aroostook County. He received his early formal education in the public schools in Northern Maine, the first eight years in a one room country school; the same teacher for six years. As a student of Caribou High School he participated in several dramatic productions and speech contests. In his junior year he was the first place winner for boys in the Junior Exhibition Speech competition. He was a member of the National Honor Society; President, Student Council; President, Commercial Club; and active in track.

      He attended Aroostook State Normal School, in Presque Isle, Maine. He began his teaching career in a one-room school on the Canadian Border. His teaching career was interrupted by entry into the U. S. Army Quartermaster Corps for over three years during World War II. Upon discharge as a Master Sergeant, he entered Emerson College where he received his B. L. I. (Bachelor of Literary Interpretation) degree in speech therapy. His work in speech therapy was with the Mental Health Department of Massachusetts General Hospital and the Quincy Public Health Clinic. At Emerson College he was a member of and President of Phi Alpha Tau Fraternity.

      Completing his undergraduate studies, he entered the Graduate School of Northwestern University where he received his master’s degree in speech education with concentration in audiology. Again, his formal education was interrupted by recall to military service for eighteen months as a reserve officer during the Korean Conflict.

      Upon release from service (he continued in reserve for a 12 year period) he accepted a position as hearing consultant with Sonotone Hearing Corporation of Boston. His next position was as Assistant Chief Education Therapy at Brockton VA Hospital in Boston, MA. He was the only speech therapist on the staff.

      In the fall of 1955, he accepted a position as speech therapist with the Putnam County Vocational Education and Extension Board Services, Carmel, NY. He organized the speech therapy program in each of the six district schools of Putnam County. In 1958, he accepted a full time position with Brewster Central School as speech therapist, and organized a speech and drama department in the high school. Following these years he wrote a curriculum of study for pubic speaking and for dramatics which was approved by the New York State Regents for high school students. For several years these courses were taught by him as elective courses. He also organized and sponsored the first Troupe of the National Thespian Society at Brewster High School. Several Drama Festivals were organized and as many as eighteen high schools participated in the festivals. For seventeen years he directed and produced all the dramatic production at Brewster High School. He wrote and produced three children’s plays as well as several faculty and community productions. Three productions were public relations projects: History of Brewster Schools, with commentary, music and colored slides; two thirty minute 8MM colored movies with sound featuring the staff and students at the Garden Street School and one of the John F. Kennedy Elementary School. He also served as administrative assistant for extra-curricular and school activities, a position to which he was appointed to by the Board of Education. Excluding the high school and community productions, he considered one of the most exciting theatrical experiences was when he had a walk-on part in Mae West’s “Diamond Lil” in Boston.

      For five summers (1960-1964) he served as a visiting instructor at the University of Maine at Orono where he taught two courses in speech corrections, as well as assisted in organizing the first summer speech and hearing clinic at the University. He also taught speech courses at Henry Abbot Regional Vocational Technical School (Extension Division), Danbury, CT, as well as at Western Connecticut State College, Danbury. As a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association he attended three international speech and hearing conferences: 1959 - 11th Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, in London, England; and 1962, Padu, Italy. In 1970, he attended the “International Congress of Education of the Deaf” in Stockholm, Sweden and toured speech and hearing clinics in Sweden, Leningrad, Moscow, Prague and London. He held “a basis Certification in Speech” from the American Speech and Hearing Association.

      In 1970, after completing all course requirements for doctoral degree at Teachers College, Columbia NYC (he did not complete his doctoral dissertation), he chose to switch to and complete his C.A.S. degree (Certification of Advanced Studies) at Fairfield University in the field of “Educational Media”. As a supplement to his thesis he prepared audio-visual materials and wrote a course of study for an orientation course in the humanities, especially prepared for teachers’ “In Service Education Course”.

      He was an active member in the major national speech associations. In 1970 he wrote the “Constitution and Bylaws” for the Brewster Teachers Association which was adopted and printed by the Association, of which he was president for eight years.

      To further his professional education and standards he attended summer schools at: Syracuse University, Boston University, Miami University, Western Connecticut State College, and Teachers College, and Columbia University where he completed his doctoral work.

      For the school year 1970-71, he was granted a years’ paid sabbatical leave by the Brewster Board of Education. He retired from the Brewster Central School in the spring of 1974. His efforts, for which he became locally well-known, were his flair for the dramatic.

      His retirement years were very productive. He wrote and compiled information from many genealogical sources to print a major Pike Family book entitled, “The Family of John Pike of Newbury, Massachusetts, 1635-1995”. It contains over 14,000 persons from the Pike family in 875 pages. Allen was a life member of the Pike Family Association of America (PFA) and considered its historian and his publish work is in many of the libraries in the United States. His papers will be added to the Pike Family Genealogy Collection at the Town of Salisbury, MA Library. Allen Pike spent 35 years amassing and publishing the family a genealogy, among whose ancestors were Albert Pike and Zebulon Montgomery Pike, the latter having discovered Pike's Peak. Allen spent his 88th birthday, in 2006, atop Pike's Peak at the 200th anniversary of its discovery. Hundreds of family members celebrated with him.

      Other tasks that occupied his retirement years were devoted to various volunteer activities: driver for a medical escort service; local Cancer Society; Exec. Sec. (1975-1978) of the Carmel Chamber of Commerce; Director-Producer: “Al Pike and Les Gals Revue” presented at nursing homes and senior citizens centers; Active in local historical societies: producing 35MM multi-media historical programs; Active member, held several offices: Putnam County Retired Teachers Associations; member, past 1st vice president, Southeastern Zone, New York State Retired Teachers Association; in 1985-86 Assistant State Director, and 1986-89 Associate State Director for the A. A. R. P. (American Association of Retired Persons) also service in the Office of Aging; Organist, Mt Hope United Methodist Church, Mahopac, NY; Organist and director of Programs at Fanny Crosby’s home church, Old Southeast Church; Guest vocal soloist at various local churches; Member, Board of Directors, Putnam County Home Care Council; Volunteer: Putnam County Literacy Volunteers of America; Volunteer: Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel, NY.

      In 1985 Allen was given the “Community Service Award” R. S. V. P., for Putnam County. In October 1991, he received the “1991 Ruth Dain Voluntary Service Award”. In May, 1992, he was given the highest award presented in Putnam County: “Putnam County Senior Citizen of the year”, at a banquet where over 400 persons applauded his award. He helped many seniors with their taxes, driving hundreds to medical appointments and teaching them computer skills.

      Allen is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Elvie May (Pike) Bubar of Washburn, ME; Mrs. Ruby Margaret (Pike) Sands and husband Herbert of Woodland, ME; and Blanche Lillian (Pike) Bartlett and husband, David of Woodland, ME. One sister-in-law; Mary Louise (Hebert) Pike, widow of Allen’s brother, Bennie Frank Pike of Wayne, ME. He is also survived by one brother Eugene Hale Pike, Jr., and wife, Gertrude (Trudy) of Wilbraham, MA. Survivors included many cousins, nieces and nephews and very many close friends. He was predeceased by his parents and 9 brothers and sisters.

      Final interment will be in Maine and a memorial service will be held at a later date.)
    Allen Raymond Pike obituary
    Allen Raymond Pike obituary
    Buried 6 Oct 2007  Washburn, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Riverside Extension Cemetery 
    Allen Raymond Pike gravestone
    Allen Raymond Pike gravestone
    MSGT, U.S. Army
    World War II
    Notes 
    • Never married. Author of "The Family of John Pike of Newbury, Massachusetts, 1635-1995.
    Person ID I1328  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2016 

    Father PIKE Eugene Hale, Sr.,   b. 23 Feb 1887, Van Buren, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1960, Woodland, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother RUSSELL Edna Estella,   b. 14 Feb 1896, Washburn, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1989, Caribou, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1912  Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jul 1918 - Woodland, Aroostook, Maine Link to Google Earth
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    Hawthorne Hamlet; Rosary Hill Home - 20 Aug 2007 - Mount Pleasant, Westchester, New York
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    Riverside Extension Cemetery - 6 Oct 2007 - Washburn, Aroostook, Maine
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    Veteran & Patriot of the Korean War
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  • Sources 
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    2. [S68] Book-John Pike of Newbury, Mass., p.591.

    3. [S68] Book-John Pike of Newbury, Mass., p.585.

    4. [S82] Death-obit, "The Putnam County News and Recorder" 28 Aug 2007.

    5. [S68] Book-John Pike of Newbury, Mass.
      p.483

    6. [S413] Pamphlet-Rideouts In America, p.11.

    7. [S414] Pamphlet-Russell-Tuttle-Pike Connection, p.3.

    8. [S415] Pamphlet-Leander & Margaret (Tuttle) Tuttle Family, p.2.