Justin Lee Pike passed away unexpectedly on the evening of October 19, 2023 from a massive heart attack at the age of 42.
Our family was not expecting for Justin's life to be cut so short, so soon. We are all devastated by this huge loss and he will be forever missed. He was born with a big smile for everyone he met and was always a joy to be around. He was the life of the party no matter where he went.
Being born in New England and to a sports loving family, he was a big fan of basketball, football, fishing and anything on two wheels. He was an adventurer and loved spending his time outdoors. He lived for the moments he could spend on a fishing boat and just enjoying nature. In the winter, he would spend hours by a fireplace or campfire which would bring him peace and joy.
As a child and young adult, he always had a great time going to Eagle Lake, Maine to camp and spend time with his parents, brothers, aunt and uncles and cousins. As a child and young teen, Justin loved to attend Awana at church and camping adventures. Throughout his teen years, Justin had many friends and shared his love for cars with his youngest brother Chris and their car club.
Justin was a jack of all trades and could do anything he put his mind to. Throughout his career, Justin created two construction companies and and held positions in Engineering and most recently was plant manager position in Florida.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Priscilla Belanger (who he affectionately called Meme and Pepe) and Pearl Schmidt and William Schmidt. As a young child Justin was lucky to have his grandparents live with him and help shape who he was. He lived for the outdoors and Maine was something that he was able to share with his Pepe.
He will always be remembered with much love by his heartbroken Mom, Nancy Pike and Father, Bradley Pike, younger brothers, Chad Pike and his wife April and nephews Ayden and Logan and his youngest brother Scott Pike and his two kids Mackenzie and Collin and a long list of deeply saddened Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and extended family and friends.
Justin had many beloved pets in his lifetime, but nothing compared to the bond and love he felt for his dog Dante.
He was also greatly loved and will be greatly missed by the many friends he'd made from growing up and working in Connecticut.
We can all find solace in knowing he's been reunited with Jesus to watch over him in heaven.
A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington, CT on November 18th at 10am. Drinks and refreshments will follow service for those to come together and share stories of Justin's life.