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Spring Grove, PA 17362
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SPRING GROVE Melvin E. Rice, 92, passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Columbia Cottage in Hanover. He was the loving husband of the late Dorothy M. (Therit) Rice; who passed away in 2010. Melvin was born in N. Codorus Township on November 19, 1921 and was the son of the late Harry B. and Beulah R. (Ruby) Rice. He proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He worked At P.H. Glatfelter Co. in Spring Grove for over 34 years and retired in 1986. He was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ in Spring Grove as well as a life member of the Spring Grove VFW Post and a member of the P.H. Glatfelter Quarter Century Club. He is survived by his son, Bryan H. Rice and his wife Rose of Spring Grove; granddaughters, Brooke M. Hamilton and her husband Bryce of Florida and Courtney M. Spencer and her husband Michael of Spring Grove; his great-grandchildren, Tyler, Saige, Makenzie and Shaylyn; and his step great-grandchildren, Kaya and Logan. He is also survived by his sister, Bernice Becker of Hanover and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his twin granddaughters, Stacey and Tracey; and his brother, Fred Rice. A funeral service in celebration of his life will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Irwin-Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 175 N. Main St. Spring Grove Pastor David Danneberger officiating. He will be laid to rest following the service next to his wife at St. Peter Lischey's Cemetery in Spring Grove with military honors provided by the York County Veterans Assoc. Viewings will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to , 301 Chestnut St., Suite 101, Harrisburg PA 17101 or Bethel U.C.C., 2112 Yingling Dr., Spring Grove PA 17362. Condolences may be shared at
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on June 18, 2014
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