Donald R. Price, of Doylestown, passed away peacefully on September 8 at the age of 84.
Born in 1936 in Sellersville, he was the youngest son of J. Wilford and Florence (Shelly) Price and brother to Royden and Lorell Price, who preceded him in death.
Donald was the beloved husband of Ruth E. (Risser) Price for 60 years and the cherished father of Bradford (Maritza) and Jennifer (Joseph). In addition, he was also the proud grandfather of Samantha (Jeff) Winters and Sarah (Ben) Hetrick and was thrilled to spend time with his great-grandson’s: Jackson and Colter Winters. He took great enjoyment from spending time with his sister and brothers-in-law, his 10 nieces and nephews and their children at numerous family gatherings and vacations.
Donald graduated from Souderton High School in 1954 and completed his undergraduate work at Elizabethtown College in 1958. In 1959 he enlisted into the Army and served for 2 years, part of the time overseas. His first job was teaching English at Conestoga High School in Lancaster followed by 3 years at Hatboro Horsham High School. While teaching, Donald went on to earn his law degree at Temple University
After finishing law school, Donald lived in Doylestown where he was in private practice for 11 years. Following a family tradition in the education field Donald left private practice to teach at Temple University School of Law for 22 years where he was named Outstanding Professor 3 times by the graduating class during his tenure. He was also awarded the Temple University Great Teacher award as well as named the I. Herman Stern Professor. During his career he published articles in various journals and reviews. In addition, he was instrumental in founding the Peter Becker Community in Harleysville, where he served on the board for many years.
Donald was an active husband and father. He was a long distance runner, skier, tennis player and biker. He was a lover of baseball and a devoted Phillies fan, watching and attending many games. He was an avid reader, sharing his love of what he read with many and enjoyed camping, hiking and vacationing with his family. His presence will be greatly missed by his family.
Services and interment will be held privately.
Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, Doylestown