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PIKE, Eugene L.

PIKE - Eugene L. May 2, 2015, beloved husband of the late Shirley A. (nee Spies) Pike; dear father of Stephen R. (Dionne) Pike of Rochester, NY and Barbara R. Pike of Royal Oak, MI; son of the late William and Margaret (Burns) Pike; dear brother of the late Bill Pike, Joseph Pike, Mary Ellen O'Connor (Pike) & Rosemary Lattimer (Pike); also survived by nieces, nephews, dear friend and cousin Mimi Pullman (Pike). Barb and Steve would also like to thank the staff at Canterbury Woods and his personal care aide Cheryl Beamer for their care and support. Eugene retired in 1991 after 39 years of service to the NYS Department of Tax and Finance. He joined the department as a junior tax examiner in 1952 in the Syracuse District and moved to Buffalo a year later as an examiner in the Miscellaneous Tax and Income Tax sections. He returned to Syracuse in 1963 as a senior tax examiner, later transferring to Albany as a supervising sales tax examiner and then associate accountant for the Lottery Division. In 1981, he was promoted to Syracuse District audit administrator and two years later returned to Buffalo as district administrator. Eugene enjoyed crossword puzzles, cards, bowling and golf and was an avid NY Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan. The family will be present to receive friends Thursday from 4-8 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (corner Hopkins) where prayers will be said on Friday at 1:15 PM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Gregory the Great Church (Williamsville) at 2 PM. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local Hospice or a charity of your choice. Share condolences at

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