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Arthur E. Rice Jr. ’41

Published in June 12, 1991, issue

ART DIED SUDDENLY from a heart attack Jan. 28, 1991, while on vacation in Costa Rica with his wife, Muriel.

Art grew up in Adams County, Penn., the son of a fifthgeneration apple grower. He came to Princeton after a year at the Taft School. He majored in economics and was a member of Elm Club.

After graduation he served as an Army intelligence officer in the South Pacific. Returning home after the war, he revived and relocated Rice Fruit Co., the packing operation which his father had begun in 1913. Art purchased additional farms and formed H&L Orchard Co. Today both companies are among the largest of their type in the East.

Art married Muriel Larsen (Vassar '42) in Oct. 1942. They lived in Gettysburg, Penn., where they raised six children: Gudrun, David '69, Ted, John, Mark, and Kristin. All four of his sons were in business with him. Both of his daughters are practicing attorneys. He has eleven grandchildren.

in addition to his church and civic activities, Art served as a director of the Knouse Foods Cooperative, the Gettysburg National Bank, the C.C.N.B. Corp., and the National Apple Inst.

Art loved his family and his apple trees. He loved baseball and books. He loved to travel with Muriel, and he loved Princeton. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

The Class of l941

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