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Thomas E. Rice, Sr

Thomas E. Rice. Sr., 82, formerly of Fallowfield Twp. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Sunday, December 13, 2009, in Adult Assisted Living in Dunlevy. He was born January 18, 1927, in Roscoe, a son of the late Earl and Wanda Wenzel Rice. He was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society, all of Charleroi. Thomas was a graduate of California High School, Douglas Business School and attended California State Teachers College. He was employed for 32 years as a State Inspector for Penn Dot and was well known in the Mon Valley as Thomas E. Rice Advertising Specialties. He was a founding member of the Fallowfield Twp VFC and a former member of the Moose, Dutch, and Slovak Clubs of Roscoe. Survivors include six children; Denise M. Bruno (John) of Carroll Twp., Wanda J. Russell and Thomas E. Rice II (Robin) both of California, Pa., and Damian A. Rice (Sonya) of Fallowfield Twp., Kevin E. Rice (Cheryl) of Scenery Hill and Elizabeth A. Wolff (Jared) of Shaler Twp., twelve grandchildren; John Bruno Jr. (Leigh), Joseph Bruno (Jodi), Jenna Russell, Thomas E. Rice III, Hannah Russell, Cody Levine, Halee Fedrick, Diego Fedrick, Caroline Rice, Carson Wolff, Parker Wolff and Cameron Rice, three great-grandchildren; Kirstie, Anthony, Giovani Bruno, one sister; Pat J. Mozina (Joe) of Latrobe and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Kostich Rice on August 9, 2005. Friends will be received in the Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes, & Cremation Service, Inc. Roscoe from 2-4 & 6-8 on Thursday December 17, 2009 with a Memorial Service by the Knights of Columbus at 7:00 p.m. A time of reflection service will be held, Friday, 12:00 noon in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. in Mary, Mother of the Church, Charleroi. Interment to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Twp.


Loved but not forgotten!!!! i love u grampy!!!

Halee Rice/ Fedrick Jan 16 2010 12:00 AM

May you find the courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today. At this time of sorrow may these truths sustain you.....your loved one will always be as close as a memory and the God of all comfort is always as close as a prayer. It will be the little things that you will remember the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter. And although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memory of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again. I have fought the fine fight, I have run the course to the finish, I have observed the faith.-2Timothy 4:7. As for me, I will lie down that I may sleep; I shall certainly awake, for Jehovah himself keeps supporting me. -Psalms 3:5

Magallon Family Dec 17 2009 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers

David & Prudence Faddis Dec 16 2009 12:00 AM

You are in our prayers.

Barb Benedetti & family Dec 16 2009 12:00 AM

Denise, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family in you loss. Our thoughts are with you. Bruce & Mary Aglio

Bruce Aglio Dec 16 2009 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss. Love & Peace Matthew & MaryEllen Goodlin, Margie & James Casey, Marie & Tim Ferris, & Matt & Natalie Goodlin

The Goodlin, Casey & Ferris Families Dec 14 2009 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great man who will be missed by all. May you find comfort in knowing that he is at peace. You have our deepest sympathy. We love you! Marcie, Matt, Ryan & Adam

Marcie & Matt Moessner Dec 14 2009 12:00 AM