Van Anthoren Price Sr., 45, chef at Ocean Pride

November 16, 2003

Van Anthoren Price Sr., a chef and former Baltimore resident, died of complications from diabetes Tuesday at a hospital in Savannah, Ga. He was 45.

Mr. Price was born in Baltimore and raised in the city's Wilson Park neighborhood. He attended Lake Clifton High School and was a member of the Job Corps in the 1970s. During the 1980s, he served with the Maryland National Guard.

Mr. Price, who was a graduate of Baltimore International Culinary College, was a chef at Ocean Pride Restaurant and Carryout on York Road in Lutherville for nearly 20 years. Until moving to Savannah in May, he had been a chef for the past year at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill in Eudowood.

Mr. Price was a member of Simmons Memorial Baptist Church in Baltimore.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home in Savannah.

Mr. Price is survived by a son, Van A. Price Jr. of Baltimore; his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and John Deckard of Savannah; seven brothers, Keith Hamilton, Robert Price, Martin Price, Benson Price, all of Baltimore, Arrick Price of Corpus Cove, Texas, Kirk Price of Savannah and Myron Price of Washington; and seven sisters, Valerie Hamilton, Sheila Bryant, Barbara Nobles, Loretta Price, Mary Price, Candace Price and Robinett Price, all of Baltimore.

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