Aug. 9, 1922 - May 19, 2007
COLLINS Robert D. Price, 84, of Collins, died Saturday evening at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.
He was born Aug. 9, 1922 in North Fairfield and served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific on supply ships.
He was a machinist for many years. He taught at Hartland Elementary, South Central and EHOVE as a machine trades teacher. He later retired in 1987 from Zupan Machine Company in Wellington. He also enjoyed reading and was an amateur story teller and loved gardening.
He was a member of the North Fairfield American Legion Post 706, and a lifetime member of the Norwalk VFW Post 2743.
He was a member of the West Hartland United Methodist Church and was active with the United Methodist as a lay speaker and instructor. He was involved many years with the Huron County Farm Council 2A, a member and officer of The Gideon's International, Huron County Retired and State Retired Teachers Association, Huron County Victim Assistance Program, and Lorain County Bee Keepers Association. In his later years he became an active volunteer with Stein Hospice and was an Ombudsman with the Ohio Area on Aging.
He is survived by his children, Patricia C. Price of Chelsea, Mich., Donna J. (Dan) Harper of Collins, and Robert D. Price II of Norwalk; two grandsons and a great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Ellen (Mills) Price in 2003; parents, Eugene and Mary (Carman) Price; and a sister, Betty J. Price.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the West Hartland United Methodist Church, 1401 Zenobia Road, Norwalk. The Rev. Carl H. Fannin will officiate. Burial will follow in North Fairfield Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to The Gideon's International, P.O. Box 791, Norwalk, Ohio 44857; Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line Road, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or West Hartland United Methodist Church, 1401 Zenobia Road, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.