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Samuel "Sam" M. Rice III

Saturday, October 30th, 1971 - Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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Obituary

Samuel “Sam” M. Rice, III, 49, of Bellefonte, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, February 22, 2021. Born on October 30, 1971 in Lewistown, he was the son of Samuel M. Rice, Jr., and Linda (Wise) Rice, who are both surviving in McClure and Lewistown, respectively. On February 11, 1997, he married the love of his life, Bridget (McGuire) Rice, who survives him at home after sharing over 24 years of marriage together.

Sam was a 1990 graduate of Lewistown Area High School. He served in the U.S. Army Corps. 182nd Airborne.

In addition to his wife, Bridget, and parents, he is survived by his two children: Annelise, of Miami, Florida, and Wyldon, of Bellefonte. Also surviving are two sisters, Linda Moyer, of McClure, and Samantha Rice, of Hobart, Indiana.

He enjoyed gardening and canning with his wife at their home. He loved to cook and bake and took great pride in being able to use what they were able to can to create wonderful meals and lasting memories that his family will forever cherish. Sam also loved his furry canine companions over the years, but most of all, he treasured the time that he spent with his family. That was always the most important thing to him.

There will be a public viewing held on Monday, March 1, 2021, from 1-2 pm, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. at 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. Funeral Service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 2pm with David Dimmick officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Following CDC recommendations, social distancing is encouraged, and face coverings will be required at all services.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 1st, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, March 1st, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Wetzler Funeral Services Inc.
    Address
    206 North Spring Street
    BELLEFONTE, PA 16823
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Following CDC recommendations, social distancing is encouraged, and face coverings will be required at all services.
  • Service

    Monday, March 1st, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, March 1st, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc.
    Address
    206 N. Spring Street
    BELLEFONTE, PA 16823
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Following CDC recommendations, social distancing is encouraged, and face coverings will be required at all services.
    Officiant
    David Dimmick
  • Interment

    Location
    Private at the convenice of the family
    Address
    206 N. Spring Street
    BELLEFONTE, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Genesis Rehab Services

Posted at 07:15am
Wishing you peace and comfort as you remember the good times.
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Jamie and Sean Irvin

Posted at 05:35am
Our deepest sympathies. Thoughts and prayers for your family. Love, The Irvins
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Dotti Pursel

Posted at 03:52am
We have so many memories of Sam -- from a young boy, a teenager and then a man. We are thankful for them all---even those that are funnier now then the day they happened. lol Prayers for comfort to each of you; may God wrap His arms of love and strength around you. With Love, Jeff and Dotti
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Tuff, Wendy, TJ, and Paige Swartz

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We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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Aunt Lynn, Bridgette and Kids,Our hearts and thoughts are with you. Sammy was a very special man and will be greatly missed. Love, Wendy & Larry Davis
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