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Dennis “Denny” C. Rice, Sr.

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On December 11, 2014 @ 3:39 pm In Obituaries | 13 Comments

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Dennis “Denny” C. Rice, Sr., 66, of Conestoga, went home to be with Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on December 10, 2014.  He leaves behind his beloved wife of 36 years Marina (Jung) Rice.

Born and raised in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of Pauline Rice.

He retired from Kellogg’s after 21 years of employment, prior to that he was previously employed at Lebzelters Total Car Care.

A member of Bible Evangelical Methodist Church and a born again Christian, his Lord and his family were most important to him.

Denny & Marina had a special love that not too many people had.  He enjoyed playing his guitar while the two of them sang together. They sang for the Lord at church, Water Street Rescue Mission and various other places. He loved reading the word of God.   He loved being with his family and playing with his Grandbabies. He enjoyed playing golf and the game of baseball, and was a die-hard Yankee fan.  But most of all he loved the Lord.

In addition to his wife Marina he is survived by 2 children; a daughter Kristin Carstensen (wife of Eric) and their son Brendan as well as a son Shaun Rice (husband of Emily) and their children Grace and Anna.  Also surviving are Dennis’s 4 children from a previous marriage; Dennis Jr., Darrell, Darrin, and Mandy; as well as multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren from this marriage.  He will also be missed by a cousin whom he loved like a brother, Jeffrey Rice (husband of Joella) as well as his entire in-law family.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM at Bible Evangelical Methodist Church, 2 Kay Dr., Lancaster, PA 17603.  The visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.  Interment will follow in River Corner Mennonite Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater PA, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA  17110.

 


Condolences for the family of “Dennis “Denny” C. Rice, Sr.”

Condolence from Sandra on December 12th, 2014 5:06 am

Marina,
So sorry for the lost of Denny. Yous had a wonderful 36 years together. So happy I got the privilege of knowing Denny and he is a good guitar player for sure. His spirit will be with you forever.
Sandra Shaab

Condolence from Rosemary Rose on December 12th, 2014 8:24 am

Dear Marina,Shaun, and Kristen and families,
I just watched the video and it was very touching. I have been praying so hard and often for you throughout this time. I am so truly sorry for your loss. I thank The Lord that he is out of his torment and in a much better place. If only The Lord could take away the terrible sorrow. Love you and will be praying constantly for you all.
Rosemary

Condolence from Lance Johnson on December 12th, 2014 8:53 am

Dear Marina and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss of Denny. I got to know him pretty well while we worked together. He was always a gentleman, always happy, and I will miss his ready smile, as I am sure you will. Remember the great times. He will be with you and your family always. God Bless!

Condolence from Neil & Chris Cantor on December 12th, 2014 11:34 am

Dear Marina & Family, Our Deepest Sympathy & Prayers for the loss of DENNY. A Great Musician & Dear Friend who will be deeply missed but never forgotten!! GOD BLESS ALWAYS!!

Condolence from Larry and Ginny Anderson on December 13th, 2014 8:15 am

Marina, Shaun and Kristen
Our prayers are with you at this time.May The Lord give you the peace and comfort during this time. Sad for your loss but we know he is in heaven and enjoying the presence of the Lord.
God Bless.

Condolence from Dave Bush on December 13th, 2014 10:09 am

I was deeply saddened to learn of the news of Denny’s passing. My heart goes out to the family. I worked with Denny at Kellogg’s and was always greeted with a smile and warm hello. He was a great guy to work with. We can take comfort in knowing Denny’s faith and celebrate the time he was with us.

Condolence from Darrell Lashley on December 13th, 2014 8:07 pm

Denny will be missed by all, what a nice person and a good friend, with always a kind word for someone.

Condolence from Donna Ditzler Reese on December 14th, 2014 12:50 am

MARINA, Played here in my bed and watched the video of you and Denny and your family and cried. I grew to love you and Denny and the kids long before Denny became a child of God, and remembering a day when you and the children were visiting Jason my son and my self and Shaun choked on a lollipop and I saved him. Lord how I wished are family’s should have stayed close. Now here we are saying goodbye to a WONDERFUL man and not evening being able to share his death with his old friend and my ex-husband due to Earl having an intercranal bleed he knows no one’s name’s anymore including his own children. I remember my Jason being born June 14th and Kristin coming July 14th a month apart and the two of us being pregnant at the same time.Many Many good memories together. I share that same nasty deacise has Denny had in it being Crohs. I love you and wish we would have stayed close but I am here for you if you need ANYTHING or even if you’d be willing to rekindle our friendship again. I can’t make to the service on Monday I watch grandbabies everyday but I will be there in thought and in Christ. LOVE Donna

Condolence from Donna Ditzler Reese on December 14th, 2014 12:59 am

MARINA,I layed here in my bed and watched the video of you and Denny and your family and cried. I grew to love you and Denny and the kids long before Denny became a child of God, and remembering a day when you and the children were visiting Jason my son and my self and Shaun choked on a lollipop and I saved him. Lord how I wished are family’s should have stayed close. Now here we are saying goodbye to a WONDERFUL man and not evening being able to share his death with his old friend and my ex-husband Earl due to Earl having an intercranal bleed he knows no one’s name’s anymore including his own children. I remember my Jason being born June 14th and Kristin coming July 14th a month apart and the two of us being pregnant at the same time.Many Many good memories together. I share that same nasty deacease Denny had in it being Crohs. I love you and wish we would have stayed close but I am here for you if you need ANYTHING or even if you’d be willing to rekindle our friendship again. I can’t make to the service on Monday I watch grandbabies everyday but I will be there in thought and in Christ. LOVE Donna

Condolence from Carl A. Metzinger on December 14th, 2014 8:38 pm

To the Rice Family, I know Denny for many years from working with him, He will be greatly missed by those who did know him, my condolence to you.

Condolence from Gaye Denlinger on December 15th, 2014 2:00 pm

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I worked with Denny for many years at Kelloggs. I always thought well of Denny and I am very sad to learn of his passing. Gaye Denlinger. Conestoga, PA

Condolence from Kimberly Landis Jung on December 16th, 2014 10:03 pm

I am so sorry for your loss Marina. I have been remembering Denny and smiling. He was an awesome person and I feel blessed to have known him. My heart goes out to you and the kids.

Condolence from Lori Pfeil on December 17th, 2014 8:50 am

Marina i have know Denny since you where dating He is in my thoughts Feel blessed to have known him I love you my Dear Friend. May God Bless you and give you and your family peace

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