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Thomas G. Rice, 70, of Antis Township, died Friday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, the son of the late Louis and Janet (Smith) Rice. On September 14, 1974, he married Carol A. Mincin at St. Leo Catholic Church in Altoona.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, David (Kim) of Jacksonville, Florida, and Brian (Chenoa) of Bellwood; three grandchildren: Gracie, Josie and Robbie; one sister, Lou Ann (Geoffrey) Gray of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two brothers, Christopher (Sue) of Thornton, Colorado, and John (Tama) of Ashville; and his extended family.

He was predeceased by a younger sister, Mary Frances.

Tom was a graduate of Altoona Area High School. He retired as an outside warehouse manager at Mead-Westvaco. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellwood.

Tom enjoyed attending all types of sporting events, especially those of his grandchildren. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at the Jon C. Russin Inc. Funeral Home, Bellwood, where a wake for the deceased will also be held. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellwood, with the Reverend Jozef Kovacik officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

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