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Ralph D. Price

Date of Death: May 2, 2019

Date of Birth: October 22, 1935

Biography:

Ralph D. Price—Durham--Ralph D. Price, 83, passed away on May 2, 2019 in Auburn. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY October 22, 1935 to James Roderick and Louise C. Long Price both of whom have predeceased him. Ralph graduated from Bishop Duffy High School in 1954. That same year he joined the NAVY training in Bainbridge, Maryland, Norman, OK and Millington, TN and finally stationed Brunswick Maine Patrol Squadron VP-23 as an aviation electronic technician. While in the service he met and married his sweetheart Geraldine A. Bowser on May 3, 1957. On September 2, 1958 he was hired an an electrician apprentice at Bath Iron Works working through various departments until he retired from engineering supervisor after forty two years and six months of many challenges and rewards. On May 16, 1960 they were blessed with a son Dana James. To make ends meet Ralph joined the active reserves in South Portland in early 1961 and the unit was activated serving on board USS DE 748 with Captain Rich as skipper and lieutenant Leon Gorman (grandson of LL Bean) as weapon officer. In 1968 he joined Amvet Post 13 in Durham serving as finance officer, judge advocate and bingo chairman for over 22 years. He was predeceased by his first wife Gerry in July, 2010 and his older sister Sue Ann on May 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife Lorraine Price and son Dana and his wife Annette Price, a sister (Biddy) Beatrice and her husband Pat Bostic of West Virginia, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. At Hillside Cemetery, High Street, Lisbon Falls. 

 

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