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Merl A. Rice, 69, of Warren, PA

Merl A Rice

Merl A. Rice, 69, of Warren, PA., died Thursday afternoon, February 6, 2020 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA., after suffering a heart attack, Saturday, February 1, 2020. 

He was born February 14, 1950 in Warren, PA. He was the son of Irene English Rice of Sheffield, PA., and the late Charles Rice. 

Merl was a Warren County area resident most of his entire life. He was a 1968 graduate of Sheffield High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Engineering from Geneva College. 

Merl was employed at the former Struther’s Wells Corporation from 1972 to 2012, retiring from there, as Chief Engineer. 

He was of the Methodist Faith. Merl was a former member of the Warren Moose Lodge 109. He enjoyed bowling and golfing.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patricia Graziano Donato Rice of Warren, PA., 2 Brothers – Dr. Charles Rice and wife, Reta of Dubois, PA., James Rice and wife, Roxanne of Cape Coral, Florida, 6 Nephews, Bill, C.J. (Charles John), David, Timothy, Andrew and Daniel Rice. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Catherine Donnelly Rice.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Douglas Brink, Pastor of the Sheffield United Methodist Church, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

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