Peter Price

Peter Price

    Peter Price, an architect who had an office on Newtown Lane in East Hampton for more than 30 years, died of heart disease on Jan. 24 at home in Sag Harbor. He was 66.
    He earned a degree in architecture at the Pratt Institute, winning a Fulbright scholarship to study Islamic architecture in Ankara, Turkey. He went on to work at architectural firms in Manhattan and Boston, later moving to Franklin, N.Y., where he designed and built houses with Elliot Cohen, a longtime friend.
    Mr. Price and Debbie Gremli moved to Sag Harbor in 1976. They were married on Oct. 23, 1979. Ms. Price survives.
    Mr. Price designed and renovated hundreds of houses on the East End. His family said he was known for his “integrity, attention to detail, and creativity.”
    He was an accomplished jazz pianist who also enjoyed “fishing, kayaking, biking around town, having discussions with friends at Java Nation, and mostly spending time with his family,” they said.
    Born in the Bronx on Nov. 29, 1945, to Melvin and Paula Price, he moved with his family to Bayside, Queens, when he was young, and attended school there.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Max P. Price of Brooklyn and Lacey R. Price of Southampton. A brother, Michael Price of Fort Myers, Fla., also survives.
    Mr. Price was buried last Thursday at Old Montefiore Cemetery in St. Albans, Queens. Friends and family gathered on Friday to celebrate his life.