PORTAGE — RICE – Richard D. “Dick” Sr., 66, Portage, passed away after a brief illness Dec. 2, 2012, at Altoona Hospital. Born Nov. 29, 1946, in Johnstown, son of Charles W. and V. Mae (Haden) Rice. Preceded in death by parents and son, Richard D. “Rich” Jr. Survived by loving wife of 43 years, Suzanne (Coughlin) Rice; son, Jeffrey Rice, and wife, Wendy (Bortz), Macungie; and granddaughters, Isabel and Emma Rice. Brother of Barbara Ann, wife of Michael McDade, Bangor, Maine, and Philip D. Rice, and wife, Michele (Taylor), Ebensburg. Also survived by niece, Lauren Rice, and numerous other nieces, nephews and in-laws. Dick was a graduate of Central Cambria High School and Valley Forge Military Junior College. He was a graduate of Defiance College, Ohio, where he received his teaching degree and then enrolled in Penn State University, where he obtained his principal certification. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree and certification, Dick received his master’s degree in special education from Clarion University. He was a former employee of Cresson and Ebensburg Centers, where he retired after many years in management. He was a founding member of the Cambria Cadets, a president of both Portage Area Planning Commission, Portage Area Public Library and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. Dick was a very active member of the Portage community, but most of all he was always there for his family and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Portage, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. James Rank, officiating. Committal, Lloyd Cemetery, Ebensburg. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Dick’s name to the Portage Public Library and/or the Portage Volunteer Fire Company.
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BENT – Mrs. Evelyn, 98, Windber, died June 16, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Gary J. Berkey Jr.
BERKEY – Gary J. Jr., 48, Johnstown, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Paul J. Bertram
BERTRAM – Paul J., 59, Ebensburg, formerly of Lilly and Carrolltown, passed away June 14, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
Raymond E. Dupas
DUPAS – Raymond E., 73, Hastings, passed away June 16, 2013, at home.
Robert Martin Fry
FRY – Robert Martin “Pappy Cal,” 81, Mundys Corner, went to heaven June 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Carole Ann Gates
GATES – Carole Ann, 70, Johnstown, died June 16, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Gary Craig Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Gary Craig “Garbear,” 32, Jackson Township, died June 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Georgia R. Kirkman
KIRKMAN – Georgia R. “Peggy,” 91, Upper Yoder Township, died June 16, 2013, at her residence.
Margaret E. (Vamos) Kuba
KUBA – Margaret E. (Vamos), 87, Eastlake, Ohio, passed away June 12, 2013, at home with her daughter by her side.
ODEAL – Leary, 91, Lehigh Acres, Fla., formerly of Seward, went to be with our Lord June 14, 2013, at Hope Hospice House.
Mary Agnes Respet
RESPET – Mary Agnes, 91, died June 17, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
George R. Sewak
SEWAK – George R., 83, an attorney, Canonsburg, Pa., formerly of Johnstown, died June 16, 2013.
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Camille Jane Shields
SHIELDS – Camille Jane, went peacefully to heaven with her family around her on June 15, 2013.
Ernest R. Horner Jr.
HORNER – Ernest R. Jr., “Pete,” 84, Windber, died June 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Michael J. Bradley Sr.
BRADLEY – Michael J. Sr., 46, Cresson, died June 15, 2013, at home.
Margaret M. (Mullen) Morgan
MORGAN – Margaret M. (Mullen), 91, Gray, died June 15, 2013, at In Touch Hospice House, Somerset.
FEDORISKO – George, 90, Windber, died June 14, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Patricia L. Yonkoske
YONKOSKE – Patricia L., 77, Northern Cambria, went to heaven Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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