Brockport, NY: June 21, 2021 at age 86. Kenneth is predeceased by parents Clarence and Mildred (Vrooman) Rice and siblings Virginia (Bill) Sherman, Genevieve (Ray) , C. Howard (Joyce) Rice. He is survived by his wife of 62+ years, Carol (Drake), his sons Craig (Grace), Chris (Linda), and daughters Kendra (Robert) Rice-Greeley, Kerri (Bill) Cybulski, 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and loving friends.
In his younger years, Ken was a boy scout and achieved the position of senior patrol leader. He joined the navy and was in active-duty Feb 1956-Apr 1958. The Navy shipped him to New Zealand and the South Pole in Operation Deep Freeze on an exploratory mission.
He held a degree in horticulture, which led to his life-long love of gardening and landscape design. Ken owned and operated Enterprises, a horticultural supply company in the New York City/New Jersey area, which he retired from to New Bern, North Carolina.
Throughout the years he wore many hats: daring motorboat driver, donut provider, die hard Yankee fan, ever-willing repair man and life-long Campbell’s Pointer.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 26 at 11am at Christ Community Church, 36 Coleman Creek Road, Brockport, NY 14420. A graveside memorial service will be held in East Hanover, New Jersey mid to late August. Details to be determined.