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John A. Tice, 78, a former drug store owner and a lifelong Ann Arbor resident, died last night.

John A. Tice, Druggist, Dies

Retired Pharmacist Had Owned Store Here

John A. Tice, 78, a retired Ann Arbor pharmacist and former drug | store owner, died last night at his home after an illness of several months.

A lifelong resident of the city, he was born here on May 3, 1876, a son of Abram and Christine Fischer Tice. At the time of his death he lived at 517 Hiscock St.

He entered the drug store business at the age of 16 as an employee of J. J. Goodyear, an Ann Arbor druggist. Later, Mr. Tice opened his own drug stores at 117 S. Main St. and 115 E. Liberty St.

He also operated fountain and sandwich shops on N. University Ave. and in the First National Building.

For the past several years he had been employed as a pharmacist at the Cunningham drug store. He retired last November because of ill health.

He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and the church’s Holy Name Society. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus and served as a past exalted ruler of the Ann Arbor Lodge of Elks No. 325.

Mr. Tice was married Sept. 3, 1902, to Elizabeth Kinney of Ann Arbor. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1952.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, LeRoy of Ann Arbor and Kenny of Norfolk, Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Harold Mynning of Ann Arbor, Mrs. Milo Griggs of Green Bay, Wis., Miss Eleanor Tice of Flint, and Mrs. Emery Mobley of Detroit; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Albert H. Staebler of Ann Arbor; and a brother, George W. Tice of Ann Arbor.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the St. Thomas Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the St. Thomas Cemetery. Friends may call at the Muehlig Funeral Chapel where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. tomorrow.