Final farewell to Gerry Pike

by CLIFF HILL along with NANCY FAHNER-HILL Gerry Pike lived more in the last 10 years of his life than many do in their entire lifetimes. I first met Gerald Pike in the spring of 2000. Having recently purchased a new condo in the Rockford Hills Condominium community, I was outside one afternoon washing my […]

Happy birthday, Mr. Clean

Rockford’s “Mr. Clean,” Gerry Pike, will celebrate his 99th birthday on Monday, October 12, 2009. Part, if not much, of his longevity can be attributed to his ever-abiding upbeat attitude. This life-sustaining personality trait was dealt a serious blow recently. The love of his life, wife Dorotha, passed away on Sept. 8, just two days […]