Rev. Harry A. Price

March 24, 1992

The Rev. Harry A. Price, a retired United Methodist minister who had been the first director of clergy services at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died March 10 of congestive heart failure at a retirement community in Selinsgrove, Pa. He was 96.

Dr. Price moved to Selinsgrove from Baltimore in 1970.

A memorial service for Dr. Price was held Sunday at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Selinsgrove.

He was chaplain at the hospital from 1956 until his retirement in 1963. His wife, the former Mary Sanders, was director of nursing services and of the nursing school at Hopkins between 1963 and her retirement in 1970. She died in 1985.

The couple met during World War II while he was a chaplain in an Army hospital unit in the Pacific that was staffed by Hopkins personnel.

A native of Tarrs Station, Pa., Dr. Price was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, the Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and West Virginia Wesleyan College, from which he received his doctorate and where he later was on the board.

Active in Methodist affairs both nationally and internationally, he was director of the denomination's exhibit at the New York World's Fair in 1963.

He is survived by three sisters, Mildred P. Yetter of Pittsburgh and Nellie P. Hoke and Gladys M. Howe, both of Myersdale, Pa.; a niece; and two nephews.

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