Darlene Paige (Atchison) Fike

Nov. 17, 1946 – May 3, 2021

Darlene Paige (Atchison) Fike, 74, passed away Monday due to complications of pancreatic cancer. She was born in Wilkinsburg, the daughter of Margaret (Wilson) and Harry Atchison.

In August 1973, she married David Wesley Fike, who preceded her in death in 2020.

She is survived by two sons: Brian Wesley Fike and wife, Kristen (Strouse) Fike, and granddaughter, Violet (who was the love of her life); and son, Charles Terrance Fike. She is also survived by her special aunt, Margie McMahon and husband, Tom, their children: Arthur McMahon, David McMahon and Pattie Myers; sisters: Billie Moore (Ron) of Huntsville, Ala., and Kimberly Harrison of New Braunfels, Texas; brothers, Laurel Atchison of Groves, Texas, and Bladen Atchison of Canton, Ohio; two sisters in love (friends for over 55 years), Jackie Farkas of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Ann Ballard of Taylorsville, N.C.; and brother and sister-in-law: Terrance and Laverne Fike.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Douglas Atchison; half-brother, William Bruce Atchison; and half-brother and sister, Mark Atchison and Marlene Atchison.

Darlene retired in 2008 from Penn State Hospitality Services (a division of Penn State University) where she was a sales manager for the Nittany Lion Inn and Penn Stater Conference Center. Darlene achieved her Certified Hospitality Professional certification (CHSP) from the American Hotel & Lodging Association in 1996. In 1998, she received her Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive certification (CHME) from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International. In 2008, Darlene received her Certified Association Sales Executive certification (CASE) from the Professional Convention Management Association.

In her retirement, she became an enthusiastic quilter and enjoyed her weekly classes. Darlene also enjoyed scrapbooking, card making and reading.

A memorial service for Darlene Paige (Atchison) Fike will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone.