Bruce A. Rice

Bruce A. Rice HOPEWELL - Bruce A. Rice, age 81, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away at home, after a long illness, while surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, June (Lowe) Rice; three sons, Daniel (Patricia) Rice, Robert Rice (Colleen Dacey Squires) and Kevin (Kim) Rice; eight grandchildren, Josh (Ashley), Justin (Chatham), Rylan, Drew, Casey, Jessica (Luke), Katie and Jordyn (Brian); four great-grandchildren, Gabriella, Patrick, William and Marley; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his infant granddaughter, Alanna; twin sister, Beverly Grummons; and brother, William Rice. Mr. Rice served in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was a mechanical engineer and formerly owned and operated B. A. Rice Industries, which manufactured snowmaking equipment and ski lifts. Mr. Rice retired from UltraFab in Farmington, but continued to work in machine design and fabrication, truly doing what he enjoyed the most, up until he passed. He was a private pilot, golfer, snow skier and avid Buffalo Bills fan. The family will receive friends for a celebration of his life on Saturday, October 26, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the family home, 2495 Malone Road, Hopewell. Interment will be in Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456; or Hopewell Historical Society, 2876 County Road 47, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.

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