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George W. Rice, Sr., 91, formerly of Baltimore St., Carlisle, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Thornwald Home, Carlisle. He was born on Friday, February 11, 1921, in Carlisle, a son of the late Katherine (Scott) Boswell.

George served in the US Army Air Corps and was a veteran of WWII. He retired from the Carlisle Barracks after more than 30 years of service as a painter. He was a member and former choir member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Carlisle. George will be deeply missed by his loving family.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 68 years, Mary V. (Gaines) Rice, one son, Garyson D. Rice and his companion, Sandra Smith of Winston-Salem, NC, four daughters; Sharon D. Rice and her companion, Leon Rouse of Vallejo, CA, Dolly Rice Kern and her husband, Craig of Carlisle, Vickie N. Brevik and her husband, Randall of Carlisle and Toni L. Rice and her companion, Pierre Almonacy of Union, NJ, five grandchildren; Jamie Mearkle, S. Scott Marshall, Luke Brevik, Anthony Rice and Stephanie Rice and several great-grandchildren. George was preceded in death one son, George W. Rice, Jr., who died in 1997.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Marilyn Hubbard and Rev. Bruce Points officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be held on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until time of the services at the funeral home.

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 Dear Rice Family:
What a very delightful man. We had the most wonderful gift of knowing George when we lived in Carlisle. He always made us smile. Such a delight. I know God will put his warm and loving hands upon your hearts and guide you through this difficult journey. Our love and thoughts will be with all of you.

Susan and Robert Startzel

So sorry to hear about your dad,  Love you all.

Don Jumper

 I am deeply saddened to hear that George has passed away. I knew George, or Mr. Rice, when I was a young police officer with the Carlisle Police Department. He was a wonderful man and had a wonderful wife and family. I have many memories of him, although it has been many years since I've seen him. To his family, you have been blessed with a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather...

God Bless You All

Jeff Rudolph
North Middleton Twp Police Chief (RETIRED)

 Praying blessings for the Rice family in your grief.
 May the comfort of the Lord blanket you with good memories and light heart.

Sara Clark

We are thinking and praying for the family. Hold onto your warm memories and know that he is at rest and peace.

The Clay Family Relatives
 Leontyne Clay Peck

 so sorry to read about Mr. Rice's passing... he was always one of my favorite patients from many years ago....
Pat Shughart

To the Rice family, you have my deepest condolences.  May God continue to comfort and bless you in these hard times.  Your father is resting comfortably in our heavenly Fathers arms.  Much love to you all.

Lisa Petty Christopher

To Toni and the rest of the Rice Family -
 Please accept my condolences on the death of your father and husband. Over the years that I have known and worked with Toni I have seen so many family pictures and heard so many stories that I felt I knew him too.  All the cliches are true. With time, his life will be more a cause for celebration and fond memories than of pain or loss. His spirit will never be lost as long as he has children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the generations continue.

Best wishes to you all,
Larry Singer

We send our love, prayers, and sympathy to you at this sad time.
 May the many happy memories of your dad help to carry you through.

Ellen and Allen Shank

Dear Vickie and Rice Family:
We were so saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. May your memories of good times bring you comfort in your time of grief. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dick and Candy Weller

 Dear Dolly;
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your life. I've always heard nothing but GOOD things about your Father. Just remember all the good times you've had with your Dad and that will help you thru this. Also please give my condolences to Garyson as well. I don't know if he'll remember me but he might remember my sister Carol. Take care and be strong for your Mother.

Jeanne (SWOPE) Gilbert


 Garyson and Family,
Cheryl and I were very sorry to hear of the loss of Your Father. We will keep You in our thoughts and prayers.

God bless You!

We wish to tell you how sorry we are for your loss. We new George a long time and thought the world of him. Toni would remember us more because she and my daughter Kim Knaub went to school together. We send our sympathy and sorry we could not attend the services.

Mayor George Rice
To the Rice Family, May God bless and keep you all. Our prayers are with you during your time of sorrow. Blessings.
Peace and Love,
Sheila and Hank Vanderkam

To the Rice Family,
 May the Almighty provide you with comfort in your hour of need. Mr. Rice sang a song, "God's Tomorrow" Which was one of my family's favorites.

Dr. Clayton Alford, New York City

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