Jeffery R. Rice , 64

Whitehall: Jeffery R. Rice , 64, of West Street, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at the Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

 

Born in Glens Falls on Aug. 9, 1944, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Jane L. (Whittington) Rice.

 

Mr. Rice is a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War entering the service in 1965 and was honorably discharged in 1967.

 

Following his discharge, he returned to work as a fireman and then became a locomotive engineer with the Delaware & Hudson Railroad which later became Canadian Pacific Railroad.  He retired in August of 2004 after more than 40 years of service.

 

He was a 31 year member of the American Legion, Post #83 of Whitehall.  His favorite pastimes were spending time with his grandchildren and his casino trips.

 

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by one brother, Keith R. Rice.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diane (Tromblee) Rice of Whitehall, his daughter, Jodi Lynn Centerbar and her husband, Scott of Queensbury, a son, Jeffery Edward Rice of Whitehall; his grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Centerbar of Queensbury and Zachary David Rice and Lucas Hunter Morse of Whitehall, one brother, William Rice and his wife, Linda of Averill Park, one sister, Mary Jane Pinkowski and her husband, Ted of Whitehall and several cousins.
Family and friends were invited to call at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 Williams Street, Whitehall, N.Y., on Saturday, Dec. 27 from 1 to 5 p.m.  The American Legion Post #83 conducted a wake service at 4:45 PM.

 

Interment will be in the spring in Greenmount Cemetery.

 

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the C. R. Wood Cancer Center and on Tower 2.  We will be forever grateful for the kindness and compassion shown to Jeff and his family.  A special thanks to Dr. Eric Pillimer, Pastor Ginny and nurse Kate for being there for us.

 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Jeff’s name to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital, 102 Park Street, Glens Falls, New York 12887 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

 

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