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James David Price

Born: 1/19/1942

Died: 12/21/2006

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

James David Price, 64, retired engineer and devoted family man, was killed instantly on December 21, 2006, in an automobile accident. He was born January 19, 1942, in Hartshorne to Garret H. and Sarah Willis Price.

David was equally proud of his Choctaw heritage and his academic achievements, including a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree from the University of San Francisco. David’s family moved to Antioch, California, in 1947 when he was 5 years old. After graduating from Antioch High, he attended Diablo Valley College and eventually transferred to UC Berkeley. After graduating from Cal, he was offered a position at Westinghouse in Newark, New Jersey, where he met his wife, Ellen.

After a successful career at Westinghouse, David decided to seek greener pastures back in California. In 1979, the Price family, now sporting two children, landed in San Ramon, where they stayed for 20 years. During their time in San Ramon, David became heavily involved in his children’s activities, including many years as an accomplished baseball coach, producing one championship season yielding multiple trophies.

When not going to Giants, Forty Niners, Cal Bears and New Jersey Devils games with family and friends, David enjoyed playing poker and Mexican horseshoes, brewing beer and barbecuing.

After many years dedicated to providing for his family, David retired to enjoy helping his children with various engineering projects and babysitting. David was always eager to help anyone needing his assistance without hesitation.

James David Price