Richard Gordon Rife

February 25, 1947 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 73)


Richard Gordon Rife, 73, passed away early Friday morning, April 24, 2020.


Rich was born February 25, 1947 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He married his high school sweetheart, Patsy Tighe, on May 16, 1967.


He worked as a minister and computer system designs analyst. Through the years, his hobbies included working in his greenhouses, taking pictures, and working on his coin collecting venture.


Rich was preceded in death by his father, Dick Rife; mother, Betty Jane Rife; and son, Mark Rife.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Rife; and sons, Greg Rife and wife, Robin; and Doug Rife and wife, Marisa; brother, Dave Rife and wife, Jody; sister, Betsy Rogers and husband, Will; grandchildren, Ashley Amato and husband, Dan; Alex Rife and wife, Kelsey; Brandon Rife and wife, Kaelea; Garrett Rife, Ethan Rife and Bryson Rife; and great-grandchildren, Aiden, Jackson, and Lily; and multiple nieces and nephews.

His memorial service will be held in Pennsylvania at a further date. 


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