Coulson J. Rice, Jr., 88, of Martin Avenue, Ellport passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 in his residence. Born in Ellwood City on October 15, 1926 Coulson was the son of the late Coulson J. and Lillian Miller Rice. He married the former Maria SanPedro on March 31, 1946 and she preceded him in death in 2009. A graduate of Lincoln High School, Coulson was a Veteran of the US Army serving in the Philippine Islands during WWII. He retired in 1988 from the Ellwood City Forge where he was a shipping foreman. Coulson was a member of Calvin United Presbyterian Church and the Connoquenessing Country Club. Coulson is survived by his children and their spouses; Oscar and Deborah Rice of Greensburg, PA, Coulson and Roberta Rice of Vienna, OH, Mary Elaine and Joseph Lordi of Ellport and Robert Rice of Crescent Twp., PA, 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. John "Jean" Correll of Ellwood City and Mrs. Paul "Thelma" Stenger of New Brighton. In addition to his parents and his wife, Coulson was preceded in death by two brothers; Melvin and Mervin Rice. Friends will be received on Monday, June 8, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 6:00 PM with Rev. Sean Brubaker of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Full military rites will be conducted by the Veteran's Honor Guard.
Dorcas De Lara ( San Pedro) and Family
Uncle Coulson, words cannot describe this difficult moment, but if this is the last time I get to say goodbye then I know I will do so with the knowledge that I am blessed by your love and will be forever grateful for having you in my life. I clearly remember our last conversation on the phone. You said as we hang up the phone, " I will always remember your love and kindness towards me and my family". I treasure those words and always will. It was an honor to know you, a true gentleman. We love you and you will be in our hearts forever.Rest in peace our beloved uncle. We will miss you. May He watch over you and grant you a peaceful rest.
With deepest sympathy to the Rice family.May you feel God's comforting presence during this time of sorrow.
Tina DeSagun (San Pedro)
Sending my deepest condolences to the Rice family during this time. I always looked forward to Uncle Coulson and Aunt Maria’s visits to San Diego during my childhood years. I will cherish all the wonderful memories from those visits. Uncle Coulson took such good care of my grand aunt Maria until the day she said farewell to this earth. You will be missed uncle Coulson, but what a glorious sight to be reunited with your lovely bride again. Rest in peace. Praying God’s peace upon the family…
Larry and Ellen San Pedro
May Gods peace be with the whole family. We cherish the memories we had with Uncle Coulson. He will always be remembered for being a gentleman and a great husband to our Aunt Maria.
Lito and Rena San Pedro
We lost the most generous and kind gentleman. We will miss him, but his memories will stay with us always. Godspeed.
Sarah Terrado (Cabrera) & family
Some of my fondest childhood memories are of Aunt Maria & Uncle Coulson visiting San Diego. We always looked forward to our time with them. Uncle Coulson, you were the perfect example of chivalry and I always admired your love and care for Aunt Maria.
To the Rice Family, our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you.
Sol & Ning Cabrera
Our deepest condolences to the Rice Family ~ our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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