Retired Acitivies Branch Loses a Member
The Navy Casualty Assistance Team is deeply saddened to announce to the Navy retiree community that we have lost one of our own. Todd A. Pike, head Navy Retired Activities Branch passed away suddenly Sept. 22, 2012, while on a temporary duty assignment in Minnetonka, Minn.
Pike was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 24, 1958, and attended Ottawa Hills High School where he graduated during July 1976. Shortly thereafter he joined the Navy and served until his retirement as a Master Chief Navy Counselor on Aug. 1, 2006.
Pike served tours of duty aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68), USS Sylvania (AFS-2), USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) and other ships and stations in a career that spanned 30 years.
Pike loved the Navy and worked tirelessly to support retirees and their families, so it was fitting that he left this life while striving to serve those whom he cared so deeply for. Pike was a humorous and caring man and his hard work impacted the lives of many retirees and survivors alike.
He is missed by those who called him shipmate and friend.