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Robert A. Rice

Robert A. "Mooner" Rice, 66, of California, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown. Born Feb. 17, 1944, in Brownsville, PA, he was the son of the late Stanley J. and Lena G. (Niccolai) Rice. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church in California. A 1962 graduate of California High School, Bob honorably served in the Air Force from 1963-1968 as a jet engine mechanic. He then entered California State College from where he graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Bob was employed by Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Allenport Plant, and as a caseworker for the Department of Public Assistance in Washington, PA. He is survived by his favorite cousin, Judy (Konick) Clarke, of California, and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Rice Jr., and a nephew, Stanley George Rice. Per Bob's request, there will be no viewing and interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc., 1008 Furlong Avenue, Roscoe.




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