It is with much sadness and heavy hearts that we share that our father, Robert George Price, passed away peacefully and painlessly while in the company of his daughter, Krista, at their second home in Spring Lake, N.J. on the evening of March 10, 2023.
He is survived by his daughters, Krista Price of Ossining, Kathleen Price-Ancona (husband William) in Toms River, N.J., and sons, Kyle O. Price (wife Elizabeth) in Vero Beach, Fla., Michael Price-Brown (husband Clayton) in El Sobrante, Calif., ex-wife Cassie Richardson of El Sobrante, Calif., sister Louise Brown (husband Richard) of Walton, brother Donald (wife Lucille) of Wappingers Falls, sister-in-law Sherri Price, and grandchildren Elizabeth Snook (husband Kyle) of Summit, N.J., Katharine Rutherford (husband Robert) of Dallas, Texas, and Kyle W. Price serving in the U.S. Air Force in Las Vegas, Nev. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends that he loved very much.
He is predeceased by his brothers, Keith, William and James and his parents, Erwin and Charlotte.
Robert was born and raised in Walton to Erwin and Charlotte Price on Oct. 8, 1936. He spent his high school years working weekends and summers on a farm where he learned many valuable skills that he later shared with his family. He worked at IBM in Kingston and Poughkeepsie from 1956 to 1991 and raised a family of four children with his wife, Cassie after their marriage in 1957. After retiring in 1991, he spent time traveling, umpiring softball games, working annually at the Dutchess County Fair and Clearwater events, attending baseball games in a variety of cities and most importantly, spending time with his close friends and family.
He maintained lifelong friendships that he treasured with John and Joanne Famelette, Herb Buchanon, Wayne Cristofel, and Margaret (Peg) Quick. One of his greatest and proudest moments recently was meeting his great-granddaughter Emma and her mother Elizabeth, his grandson Kyle, and his son Kyle.
Our dad was known as a patient, quiet, thoughtful, fun-loving person that could solve many problems while offering a dry sense of humor.
One of his favorite sayings over the years was, “the bus is leaving.” His wife and children knew to immediately get in the car or we would be left behind. It is with great sorrow that we find that Bob quietly got on the bus and left us behind but we are grateful he lived a long, happy life that gives us great comfort for all the quality time we were able to spend with him.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. In accordance with his wishes, he will be laid to rest in his hometown of Walton at a future date.