Born: August 28, 1931

Died: June 14, 2003

Married: Gail Rogers Rice

Children: Suzanne Mary Rice, Barbara Ann Rice

Born in Albany, George Carver Robert Rice, known as Bob, was a mattress salesman during WWII, and Saranac Lake was part of his territory. He always liked the area and looked for an opportunity to stay. He found it when the local branch of Lake Placid’s F. S. Leonard furniture store was offered to him. Soon thereafter, he acquired the property at 34 Main Street, and it has been called "Rice's" ever since. He served as a village Trustee from 1988 through 1991, and as supervisor of the town of Harrietstown.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 16, 2003

George Carver Robert Rice

SARANAC LAKE - George Carver Robert "Bob" Rice of 3 Pinehurst Road, Saranac Lake, died at his home Saturday, June 14, 2003 in the care of his family and High Peaks Hospice.

Born in Albany on Aug. 28, 1931, he was the son of George Carver and Loretta Vereh Rice. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr. Rice was educated at Blessed Sacrament School, Cardinal Parley Military Academy and Notre Dame University. He was the retired owner-operator of G. Carver Rice, Inc. Furniture in Saranac Lake.

Mr. Rice was a Democratic Committee member and served for many years as the chair of the Saranac Lake and Harrietstown Democratic parties. He was a former, member of the Saranac Lake Village Board and of the Harrietstown Town Board, and served as supervisor of the town of Harrietstown.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Gail Rogers Rice; two daughters, Suzanne Mary Rice and her husband Clyde Baker of Saranac Lake and Barbara Ann Rice and her husband Richard McCarthy of Williamstown, Mass.; two grandsons, Cal McCarthy Rice and Samuel Alex Baker; and his mother in-law, Rita D. Hadjo.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake.