Charles B. Price Sr., a longtime summer resident of East Hampton, died of pneumonia at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn. on June 29 at the age of 79.
Mr. Price, who also lived in Shelton, Conn., retired in 2007 as the marketing director of Belvac Production Machinery in Lynchburg, Va. Prior to that, he worked for the former Continental Can Company.
He was born on Dec. 14, 1933, in New York City, to Charles Herbert DeLoca and the former Clare Bame, and grew up in Port Washington. In 1955 he graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Alpha fraternity.
He was married the following year to Susanne Williams Price. They lived in Stamford, Conn., before moving to Shelton. About 25 years ago they bought a house here, on Mary Street, and returned every summer.
Among his many interests and hobbies, Mr. Price loved boating in East Hampton, cooking, fishing, model-building, and reading military history books. According to his family, he spent many a morning fishing at Lazy Point on Gardiner’s Bay. Last summer marked his final season here.
Besides his wife, he is survived by their four children, who are Charles B. Price Jr. of Shelton, Carter B. Price of Stratford, Conn., Linda Price Viens of Boston, and Nancy Price Jetta of Shelton, and nine grandchildren. He also leaves two siblings, Robert Bruce Price of Albany and Diane LaPenna of Rockville Centre.
Funeral services took place on July 21 at the James T. Toohey and Son Funeral Home in Shelton.
Mr. Price was an Army veteran, and the family has suggested memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.