Glendon E. Rice Sr.

Glendon E. Rice, Sr., age 83, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 31, 1930, son of the late George H., Sr. and Eurie Inkpen Rice.

Glendon had lived in Erie since 1956. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Glendon was maintenance supervisor for Holiday Inn South, and following that was owner and operator of Erie Airport Limousine Service for 15 years, retiring in 1985. A member of the Salvation Army following retirement, Glendon served as their Christmas Kettle Campaign Coordinator. He was a member of American Legion Carl Neff Post #571.

Besides his parents, Glendon was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elsie Litz Rice; two daughters, Pamela Lasher (David) of Summit Twp. and Connie Miller (Jeffrey) of Erie; one son, Glendon Rice, Jr. (Dawn) of Sioux Falls, S.D.; three sisters, Beulah Hafner of New Port Richey, Fla., Violet Woods of Jacksonville, Fla., and Betty Ryan (John) of Ocala, Fla.; seven grandchildren, James (Jessica) and Michael (Nicole) Kenworthy, Lindsey and Nathan Lasher, Matthew, Lanty and Arianna Rice; three great-grandchildren, Kate, Jaelyn and Gracyn Kenworthy; a special great-great-niece, Madison Colley; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 27th at The Salvation Army, 11th and Liberty Streets, at 3 p.m. In memory of Glendon E. Rice, Sr., a memorial scholarship for The Salvation Army's Star Lake Music Camp for Youth has been set up. Contributions may be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 6176, Erie, PA 16512. To send condolences, visit

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Sept. 22, 2013