Debra L. Rice

April 5, 1952 ~ November 2, 2019 (age 67)


Debra L. (Bahr) Rice, 67, of Saxonburg, died Saturday, November 2, 2019, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease with her family by her side. She was born April 5, 1952, in Pittsburgh to the late William R. and Mary J. (McKinney) Bahr. Debbie grew up in West Deer and graduated from Deer Lakes High School in 1970. She worked as an LPN for over 20 years. Debbie enjoyed scrap booking, playing cards, bingo, and especially, spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son Dr. Mason J. (Emily) Rice; her daughter Nadene N. (Jay) Wallace; 3 grandchildren:  Walker, Avery and Jack; her siblings Carole, Kenneth, Frank (Patty), Nancy (David); sister-in-law Luann; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Barry J. Rice, and her brothers Richard Busino and William Busino.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Twp., with the Rev. Seth McClymonds officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be sent in her name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research ( View obituary online and leave condolences at

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Memorial Service
November 26, 2019

10:00 AM
Siwicki - Yanicko Funeral Home
PO Box 21 - 23 McKrell Road
Russellton, PA 15076


Michael J. Fox Foundation

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