Thomas Price, 69, general contractor

April 05, 2005

Thomas "Gator" Price, a retired general contractor, died of lung and heart failure March 29 at North Arundel Hospital. The Pasadena resident was 69.

Mr. Price was born and raised on his family's farm in Charlottesville, Va. He worked on the farm until moving to Baltimore in 1979, when he established Thomas Price & Sons, a general contracting firm that specialized in painting, concrete work, home renovation and additions. He closed it because of his failing health in 2002.

He enjoyed fishing and playing poker and blackjack. He also liked attending family reunions.

Mr. Price was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 8178 Artic Drive, Pasadena, where services will be held at 11 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, the former Noreen Kane; a son, Joseph Price of Cleveland; four stepsons, Marcellus Kane, Gerald Kane, Larry Kane and Timothy Kane, all of Pasadena; four stepdaughters, Lucille Gray, Brenda Scott and Debbie Wilburn, all of Baltimore, and Janice Kane of Annapolis; three brothers, Fred Price of Baltimore and George Price and James Price, both of Charlottesville; five sisters, Isabell Price of Baltimore and Willie Price, Mary Price, Dorothy Price and Maria Price, all of Charlottesville; 39 grandchildren; and 83 great-grandchildren. His previous marriage ended in divorce.

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