Christopher M. Rice

Feb 2 1958
Aug 19 2021
63 Years
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

Christopher M. Rice, 63, of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021, in West Chester.  He was the husband of Jill Hall Rice.  Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late Thomas F.  and Ann N. Kolodski Rice.

Chris was a 1976 graduate of Octorara and worked at Youngs Windows in Oaks, PA.

He was an avid helicopter pilot and a member of the former Parkesburg Fire Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a stepdaughter, Stephanie R., wife of Jeff McCoy of New Holland, a special aunt, Jean Kolodski, and his best furry friend, Sheldon.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Timothy M. Rice.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 27th, 2021 at 11 AM at the Parkesburg Methodist Church, 411 Main St, Parkesburg, PA 19365, with a visitation at the Church from 10 until 11 AM.  Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed by accessing the Wilde Funeral Home Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Keystone Valley Fire Department Ambulance, 329 W. 1st Ave., Parkesburg, PA 19365.  

If you'd like to view the Live Feed of Chris' funeral, click HERE.  

Service Date: 
Aug 27 2021 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Parkesburg Methodist Church, 411 Main St, Parkesburg, PA 19365


Jill, I am so sorry to hear of Chris' passing.  I worked with Chris, his office was right down the hall from mine at the old Quebecor World plant.  Your husband had a sharp whit and could always bring a laugh or a smile to his co-workers.

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Chris was a wonderful friend to my father, and the coolest honorary Uncle my brother and I could ask for growing up. Our warmest condolences to Jill and everyone in mourning. 

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Our deepest sympathy to you Jill

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Jill - We are so sorry to hear of Chris' passing.  He was such a wonderful and kind person.    We will pray for you so that God can give you strength at this difficult time.

Wes and Sharon Hawkins

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Sending My Deepest thoughts & prayers to you Jill He was An Amazing Man with a heart of Gold he will be Truly Missed

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Our deepest sympathy to you Jill and family, our prayers are with you 🙏

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Our deepest sympathy, such a gentle man

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Jill & family, So sorry for your loss. Chris was a classmate, Octorara 1976. Always a kind person. We reconnected on Facebook and I read he retired just a few months ago. 
God is our refuge and strength. Blessings.

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So sorry Jill.  We were so blessed to be able to call Chris our friend (and my best friend as well).  He made work fun when it could have been unbearable.  We have missed you both so much since leaving Pennsylvania.  We have always loved you both.  We will be praying for you at this time and always.

God Bless You,

Susan and Frank Carpenter


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Dear Jill-

I am so sorry to hear about your dear husband Chris.  He was a year ahead of me in school, and he was just

the nicest guy you could ever meet.  Keep all your special memories close to your heart.

Love - Lisa Wilde

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Jill, we are sorry for your loss.  Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.  Patty & Blake

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Jill- . My deepest sympathy to you and your family with the passing of Chris. May the memories from the happy times give you the strength needed during this difficult period.

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Dear Jill 

I was sad to hear  Chris has passed too young too soon.

. I have memories of him all the way back to Mrs. Keim's kindergarten he was the cutest little boy with big eyes and always a big heart. A gentle giant always fun to be in his classes ,great sense of humor he always made us laugh. Thinking of you at this sorrowful time in losing a great man. Graceann



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