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John “Kuda” “Junebug” Rice III

  • On May 21, 2018
  • 37 Comments

John “Kuda” “Junebug”  Rice III age 46 of Donora passed away peacefully on May 13, 2018.

Born on February 8, 1972, he was the son of the late Delphine and John Rice Jr.

Survived by Aunts and an Uncle William Johnson of Duquesne, Annie Lee Rice of Philadelphia, and Dorothy Rice of Braddock; Godmother Aunt Marva Ross of Homestead and a host of cousins and many special friends.

John was an avid basketball fan and enjoyed wrestling.  He graduated from Ringgold High School. As a young man he was a faithful member of St. Paul Baptist Church, Donora where his Dad, Deacon Rice was a lifelong member.

The family would like to extend a warm thank you, for all the condolences and well wishes.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

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37 Comments

Nicholas majercik
  • May 21 2018
I would like to express my desert condolences to the rice family he will be missed
Cinnamon Brooks
  • May 21 2018
Hey cuzin u will be missed I'll deff miss our calls u was one of my favs I love u deeply
Tracy Buskirk-Emerick
  • May 21 2018
Missing you much, can't wait to see you again as I come to them Pearly Gates and greeted by your smile...thank you for everything you've pulled me through,glad and blessed to always remember you....
Raynelle Mays
  • May 21 2018
R.I.H. June Bug, you'll be greatly missed. I'm so grateful I got to talk to you & hear your voice for the 1st time in yrs. a few months ago, that'll be a memory I'll always treasure. Rest easy old friend.
William Borodati
  • May 22 2018
God Speed John, I Thought we could hang Together a little more. You will be Missed & I’ll see u again when my # is up
Theresa lowther
  • May 22 2018
Rwg john rice you will be greatly missed by many now your in a better place not sufdering my condonlences to the family too also ??
Michelle anton
  • May 22 2018
You will be missed john I'll always love you RIP love michelle anton
Imelda Atkinson
  • May 22 2018
RIP John was wonderful knowing u in this life time...now is ur time to suffer no more, but to have peace to another place in time.
Shawnte crosby
  • May 22 2018
R i p john remember the times we had in the terrace you well be turly miss
Leslie bashur
  • May 22 2018
Wow can't believe your gone but you are not in no more pain I will never say good by but until we meet again my friend. Fly with the ?? ??
Marlon Wheeler
  • May 22 2018
RIP John,good young man
Tonia fronzaglio
  • May 22 2018
You are truly missed rest in peace
Tiffani Burney Jones
  • May 22 2018
John, may you rest with God in perfect peace.
Jerry gallmore
  • May 22 2018
Rest in peace my childhood friend!
Tim Heilman
  • May 23 2018
To great friend always talk basketball , may you rest with the lord and I will see you one day again .
Kris Stark
  • May 23 2018
Bro i will never forget you, we had so many good times idk were to even start but give my mom a hug and keep her company U.N.T. brother!!!
Noreen Tartt
  • May 23 2018
Safely missed Gog saw better. MAY YO u Rest In peace
Anthony Banahasky
  • May 23 2018
You were a terrific friend and a wonderful person. RWG and hope again to see you.
Rev. Lesley Baltimore
  • May 23 2018
John, it was a blessing to know you in high school. May you Rest In Peace.
Brian Wible
  • May 23 2018
R.i.p my friend, I know I haven’t seen you since high school but you were a good guy
Liz Mentzer
  • May 23 2018
R.I.P John. You were such an outgoing and friendly guy who will definitely be missed. Until we meet again my friend.
Nicholas Majercik
  • May 24 2018
god bless you my friend in the 3 years I known you you became my brother you touched my heart and soul rest in peace and I'll see you at the pearly gates when god calls me home
Chris Schang
  • May 24 2018
Always a positive word. Now free from pain of this world. John you will be missed.
Douglas Opalko
  • May 24 2018
I was blessed to call you a friend, no more pain, no more worries, may you RIP.
Joe pirt
  • May 24 2018
R.W.G cuz no more pain or suffering.glad I had the privilege to know and be around you.i will hold on to the memories I have of you.gone way to soon.see you when I get there.love you fam
Heather Long (Cooper)
  • May 24 2018
R.I.H my friend. Such a sweet guy gone to soon. Miss all our talks. See you again, when I met you up there. God speed my Ringgold high friend xo
Israel Johnson
  • May 24 2018
God bless your soul big cuz?? I will reminisce to our good times?? I'm goin to miss u that's for sure.. To my family (johnson's/rice/small/pirts! I love all y'all dearly, and say many prayers?? on a regular basis!!! I'm here for all of u, n wanted to say I love u & care for u & appreciate u.. So u hear it n read it while your still here. ??????????
Crystal Mccartney
  • May 25 2018
One of my favorite people in the world god only knows how much this man made me laugh. He talked to me everyday while I went thru my struggles with my liver listened gave advice as well as I was there for him we fought thru this together thru messages I'm blessed to have had a friend like you to help me keep faith... God took you cause he needed a angel like you to help him watch over our loved ones... How ever long I have left in this world I'm so blessed to have you looking over me and I will live in comfort.Much love to his family.. Be proud of who he was and will continue to be as he watches over us all... God bless and love you Kuda bear ??R.W.G my ??!
Debbie Mays
  • May 26 2018
I met you nine years ago through my brother. I was amazed of the kindness you showed towards him. All these years you 2 were best friends, always helping each other, keeping each others secrets, doing for each other. I was blessed to be nicknamed by you "Hurricane", and I giving you "Giggles". It fit your personality you were always laughing, and always happy. I know my brother is hurting badly because of course you stayed there a lot over nine years, but I also am so sad and in disbelief that I won't hear that laugh anymore or you to tell me it's hurricane season. You were a rare great guy with all the perks!! And we miss you deeply! I always told you, you were family, our brother and I meant it! We love you John "Kuda" "Junebug" Rice! And will be missed everyday!
Nan biscoe
  • May 26 2018
Wow john kuda rice where i do I begin you've been friends for a long time it is so hard for me to see you gone but I know in my heart you are not in no more pain or suffering my prayers and condolences go to the rice family and all his friends this is a very hard time I talked to him two days before he passed my heart breaks I love you all I am here if you guys need anything prayers and thoughts goes out to you all thank you have a blessed day
Angie Lytle
  • May 26 2018
Rwg John...forever with me my friend.
Ray Scott
  • May 26 2018
R.I.P. John ....You are a at home with mom and dad now.. No more pain or suffering your at peace Junebug... My condolences to the family.
Tracy ashcraft
  • May 26 2018
Rest easy my friend you will be truley missed you was one of the good ones ..I'll see ya on the other side.??
Justin Ostrander
  • May 27 2018
My condolences to the family , Johnny was my friend for many years, we worked together drank and partied together and broke bread and ate together I will miss him
Elgene Steward
  • May 28 2018
JOHN YOU ARE NOT IN PAIN., RWG, I JUST TALK TO YOU, TO FAMILY MUCH LOVE SUSAN , AND ELGENE STEWARD,
Dorothy Williams
  • May 30 2018
R.I.P. Junebug, you will be missed
Bonnie Mays-Hughes
  • Jun 1 2018
June Bug. u will b greatly missed . I am glad 2 have had u as a friend. I watched u & Carlton grow up together & the fun & crazy times yall had. R.I.H.P. love u. ??
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