- Local Guide
Ethan Grant Rife, 4, of Washington Township, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Nov. 1, 2008, in Kettering.
Ethan was baptized at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and was a member of the Church of the Incarnation.
He enjoyed watching Mickey Mouse, playing with cars and reading "The Hungry Little Caterpillar."
Ethan is survived by his parents, Justin and Melissa Rife; siblings Olivia, Zachary, and Nicholas; paternal grandparents Randy and Julie Rife; maternal grandparents Terry and Theresa Kemmann, of St. Marys.
The family greeted friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Routsong Funeral Home, 81 N. Main St., Centerville.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Church of the Incarnation, 7415 Far Hills Ave. Centerville.
The family would like to give their deepest gratitude to the doctors and staff at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, PriMed Pediatrics, Dr. Ross of Dayton's Children's Hospital and Ethan's home care nurses.
Contributions may be made to the Mended Little Hearts of Dayton 1313 West Dorothy Lane Dayton, OH, 45409.