John E. Price, 87, peacefully passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 18, 2013, at Celtic Health Care Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Plymouth on Nov. 11, 1925, and resided in Sheatown, Newport Township, at the time of his death. He was a son of the late George Blake Price and the late Frisswith Tamrus Edwards Price.
John was a graduate of Plymouth High School after serving his country in the U.S. Navy
in World War II
. He was employed for 43 years at UGI as a welder at the Hunlock Power Station.
He was an active and devoted member of the Newport United Methodist Church in Alden.
Throughout his lifetime, John was an avid bowler with various bowling leagues and a lover of family gatherings, traveling and Duke basketball. He was a member of the Nanticoke Masonic Lodge, the Consistory at Bloomsburg and spent many years as a steward for the Irem Temple, participating in the circus, Fine Arts Fiesta and numerous events at the lodge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Emma Lewis and Elizabeth Jenkins; and brothers, William Price and George Price Jr.
John is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Ruth Crouse Price; his children, Tamrus J. Price, Nanticoke; Nancy Giampietro and her husband, Joseph, San Antonio, Texas; Blake Price and his wife, Kathy, Nuangola: grandchildren, Michael Giampietro, Texas; Stephanie Price, Philadelphia; and Rachel Price, Nuangola; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy Crouse Maga and Alfred Maga; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family expresses their thanks to the dedicated nurses at the critical care unit at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for their kind words, attentiveness and exceptional care. Also, thanks are given to the nurses at Celtic Health Care Hospice for their soothing words, comfort and attention to all our needs during John's final moments.
The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home, 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. There will be a memorial service for John beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home by Pastor Beth Doughton, Newport United Methodist Church, and John's nephew, Pastor George Price III, Calvary United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to the United Methodist Church, Middle Road, Alden, PA 18634.