Kennedy 'Ken' Rice, Financial Planner

August 10, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Kennedy "Ken" Rice, a financial planner and a fitness enthusiast, died July 31 of a cancerous brain tumor at his Cape St. Claire home. He was 37.

Mr. Rice was born in Washington and raised in Laurel. He was a 1990 graduate of St. Vincent Pallotti High School, where he had been a defensive tackle on the school's football team for four years.

He also had been a starter on the school's undefeated 1989 team and had earned all-conference honors that year. In 2008, he was inducted into the St. Vincent Pallotti High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Mr. Rice earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1995 from St. Mary's College of Maryland and became a certified financial planner in 2002.

He began his career with T. Rowe Price in 1995 and subsequently worked for New York Life Insurance Co. Since 2007, he had been a financial planner with Tower Federal Credit Union.

He was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor 2 1/2 years ago, said a brother, Grahame Rice of Annapolis.

Mr. Rice competed in many triathlons, including the Marine Corps Marathon, and several other competitive cycling and running races.

He also enjoyed playing tennis, squash, basketball and football, and was a Washington Redskins fan, family members said.

Mr. Rice enjoyed reading American literature and history as well as political and social commentary.

He was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Mill Roman Catholic Church in Laurel, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday.

Also surviving are his wife of five years, the former Julie Anderson; twin 2-year-old sons, Colin Rice and James Rice; his mother, Mary Anna Rice of Laurel; two other brothers, Brooke Rice of Laurel and Richard Rice of Los Angeles; a niece; and a nephew.

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