Funeral services for former Councilman Rob Pike to be held this morning

05/13/2010 12:00 AM |

services for Former Riverhead Town councilman and staunch environmentalist Robert D. Pike will be held this morning, May 13, at  First Congregational
Church of Riverhead on First Street at 11:00 a.m.  A reception will follow at the
church. Pike died Sunday morning at Peconic Bay Medical Center after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 57.
The son of former New York Congressman Otis Pike, the younger Mr. Pike served one term on the Town Board, from 1986 to 1989, as a Democrat, during which he was probably best known for his farmland and open space preservation efforts.
Born in Riverhead on March 22, 1953, he was the youngest child of the former Congressman Pike, who served the 1st Congressional District from 1961 to 1979, and Doris Pike. He graduated from Riverhead High School in 1971 and earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Stanford University in 1975, as well as a law degree from American University in 1978.
Mr. Pike ran a law practice in Riverhead and a resorts properties business in Ludlow, Vt. He is survived by his wife, Carol, and their children, Julia and Otis. In addition to his father, who retired to Vero Beach, Fla., Mr. Pike is survived by a brother, Douglas, of Paoli, Penn., and a sister, Lois Pike Eyre, of Riverhead. He was predeceased by his mother, Doris, in 1997.