By the family
Apr. 7, 2021: Charles Theodore (“Ted”) Fike passed away quietly, after a long illness, on March 12, 2021 at his home in Yonkers, NY at the age of 88.
His parents were Charles A. Fike and Lodema L. Fike. Ted attended school in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he was valedictorian of his graduating class at Chattanooga High School. He graduated from the University of the South as the class salutatorian. He received a MA degree in mathematics from the University of North Carolina and did graduate work at Oxford University as a Fulbright Scholar.
Ted joined International Business Machines and served in various US locations before joining the faculty at the IBM Systems Research Institute at UN Plaza in New York City. He authored two textbooks on programming, including “Computer Evaluation of Mathematical Function.” He was an accomplished violinist and played at the Cadek Conservatory at the University of Tennessee.
Ted is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn, son, Charles, brother, William A., and nephew William. A memorial service will be held later. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions in honor of Charles T. (Ted) Fike to the First Presbyterian Church, 12 W. 12th St., New York, 10011.