Arthur Price

November 19, 1991

Arthur Price, 79, a co-owner of the old Gwynn Oak Amusement Park and a former state roads commissioner, died yesterday at University of Maryland Medical Center of a heart ailment.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. John's Episcopal Church in Waverly. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A native of Baltimore, Mr. Price attended City College and St. John's College in Annapolis.

From 1950 through 1969, he owned the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in northwest Baltimore with his brothers David and James.

In addition, the Price brothers operated the Lakewood Swimming Pool in Baltimore for many years.

For 16 years he was a commissioner on the now-defunct State Roads Commission, where his official duties covered Baltimore, Harford and several other Maryland counties.

Active in Baltimore County politics, Mr. Price served on the county Board of Elections Supervisors from 1959 through 1961 and was chairman of the county's 2nd District Democratic Club from 1966 to 1968.

He was a member of the U.S. Olympic Swim Committee in 1948 and held various positions with the South Atlantic Amateur Athletic Union, including the presidency, from 1945 to 1959.

Mr. Price was chairman of the Maryland March of Dimes charity drive in 1947 and held the same post for the Baltimore County March of Dimes in 1962-63.

Survivors include his wife, Martha; a daughter, Martha E. Wertz of Hampstead; and two grandchildren.

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