Robert (Bud) F. Price, 83, of Kingston died peacefully at home Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, after a long illness.
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Born in the Sheatown section of Nanticoke on April 15, 1929, he was the son of Jane C. Price.
Bud attended E.L. Meyers High School and graduated from Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School in 1948. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, Calif. After he was honorably discharged from the Marines, Bud returned to Wilkes-Barre where he enrolled at Wilkes College, earning a bachelor's degree in business administration.
In 1956 he married the girl next door, Rosemary Smith. They would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29.
A self-made man, Bud was employed for many years by Outboard Marine Corp., which began his love of the ocean and the family tradition of vacationing on Long Beach Island, N.J. Some of his happiest days were spent there. In 1970 he began working for the Nicholson Division of Datron Systems Inc., from where he retired as vice president of marketing in 1992.
An avid Penn State fan, he spent many happy Saturday afternoons in Happy Valley cheering on his beloved Nittany Lions. Even when he was physically unable to travel to Happy Valley, he found great pleasure in watching the games from the comfort of his easy chair.
Having traveled all over the world for business and pleasure, Bud was happiest at home spending time with his family.
Bud was preceded in death by his mother, Jane C. Price, and his uncle, Foster Charlton, who helped raise him.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; daughters, Roberta (Bobbi) Price and Dorothy and Douglas Lane; and grandchildren, Molly Price and Robert and Jack Lane.
Bud was a member of Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston, Kingston Masonic Lodge 395, Caldwell Consistory and Irem Temple Shrine.
The family would like to thank Dr. Patrick Kerrigan for the excellent care he provided over the years. They would also like to thank the Kingston Fire and Ambulance Department for their help and kindness over the years.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingston Fire and Ambulance or Church of Christ Uniting.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Church of Christ Uniting, Market Street and Sprague Avenue, Kingston. The Rev. Dr. Carol Ann Fleming will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, Forty Fort, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 4, 2012