2013-10-31 / Obituaries

Sylvester D. Trice McConnellsburg, 63

Sylvester E. “Dutchie” Trice, 63, McConnellsburg, died Monday, October 28, 2013, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born July 13, 1950 in Huntingdon, Pa., the son of Edward Townsend of Huntingdon, and the late Ocquilla Trice.

He was married to Elaine Meade Trice on September 27, 1986.

He was a member of Bethel Cito A.M.E. Church in McConnellsburg. He was an excellent diesel mechanic, working in various garages from Huntingdon to Chambersburg. He had a unique and God-given ability to diagnose and repair large diesel engines.

He was a man for all seasons; he gave himself selflessly to his family, his community and most of all his church. He plowed the roads, fixed the church steeple and was on call for anyone who needed him. He loved fishing, his western movies and he was Mc- Connellsburg’s “Top Chef.” He had a heart of gold, and a spirit filled with love.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Elaine Trice of McConnellsburg; three sons: Jeff Inch, Jason Inch and Julius Inch of Mount Union; and one daughter, Ocquilla Trice of McConnellsburg; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; his father, Edward Townsend of Huntingdon; and four sisters: Elizabeth Spriggs of Mc- Connellsburg; Beatrice Henderson of Philadelphia; Millie Hyson of Washington D.C.; and Mr. and Mrs. William ( Eddie Mae) Overbee of Charlotte, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ocquilla Trice; two sisters: Pearl Bailey and Evelyn Spriggs; and a host of aunts and uncles.

A homegoing service will be held at noon, Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Kelso- Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg, with visitaiton from 11 a.m. to noon. Rev. Diane L. Jefferson will be officiating. Following the service, there will be a repass at McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.

Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg, PA will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

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