Rice, Leonard J. (1920-2014)

Leonard J. Rice

b: 1 Nov 1920 d: 18 Mar 2014

Leonard J. Rice, 93, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at The Village of Orleans. He was born in Albion, the son of Stanley and Pelagia Jozwiak Rice and has been a lifetime resident of the area. Len was an Albion High School graduate and served in the US Army from 1942 to 1945. He started out work as a village police officer, served the Village of Albion as Trustee, Mayor, and also Clerk. Lastly, he was employed by the Albion School District ast the business manager before retiring. His memberships were numerous including Past President of Albion Rotary, former member of American Legion Post 35, VFW Post 4635, and Albion Hook and Ladder Co. Leonard was a lifetime meber of the St. Mary's Athletic Club, and the former St. Mary's Assumption Church where he played the organ. Currently he attended Holy Family Parish and was a life member of the Albion Council 1330, Knights of Columbus.

He was predeceased by his wife Florence and son Denis. He is survived by children, Michael (Jill) Rice of West Virginia, Barbara (James) Cangelosi of Utah, David (Barbara) Rice of Maryland, Christopher (Linda) Rice of Albion; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Coveney, of Albion; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Per Leonard's wishes, there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to his Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 10:00am at Holy Family Parish. Rev. Richard Csizmar will be officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans.