Edward W. Price, beloved husband and father, passed away at the age of 93 on August 11, 2023 in Columbus, OH. Formerly of Grosse Pointe Park, MI; St. Petersburg, FL; and Peachtree City, GA; Ed grew up in Chicago, IL.
Following service in Korea with the 68th Artillery Gun Battalion, Ed completed his education at The Ohio State University where he met his wife of 63 years, Margaret. He graduated on a Friday, and they married on Saturday. The next week he began his 34-year career with IBM. One of his early projects was automating the payroll system of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville – a story he loved to tell. Ed’s career at IBM took his family to nine cities. He spent many years in Detroit as an IBM Systems Engineer working with Detroit Edison and later General Motors.
Known as a man who could fix anything, Ed completed many projects that would confound a lesser handyman. He spent two summers re-roofing his house in Grosse Pointe, he painted the inside and outside of the house every time the family moved and helped paint or renovate multiple homes for his daughters.
Ed was involved in many organizations including serving as president of his college fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, president of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Detroit, serving as a trustee or usher at the various churches the family belonged to as they moved around the country.
In retirement, he volunteered to tutor math to elementary students in Pinellas County Schools (FL). He and Marge also enjoyed volunteering as ushers at the then-new Tampa Bay Starz Center for Performing Arts. A life-long Buckeye fan, Ed celebrated his 80th birthday by attending his last OSU home game and treasured a birthday card signed by Archie Griffin. He also compiled extensive records on the family genealogy. He spent many hours at the local National Archives office researching his family and other Polish genealogy records. He worked with volunteers in Poland to transcribe documents.
Ed and Marge loved to explore new places. With their daughters and grandchildren, they camped and traveled extensively throughout the United States. After his retirement, Ed and Marge combined travel and volunteerism by acting as campground hosts at state and national parks and serving at Christian youth camps. Ed and Marge also traveled internationally, visiting Central and South America and Europe.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, his parents, Edward and Cecelia Pryzybylski, and his sister, Rita Mallin DeRosier. He is survived by his daughters, Janet Price, Laura Woitovich (Michael) and Susan Logan (Randy), his grandchildren Malorie Coffman (Andrew), Amanda Woitovich, Tyler Logan and Leslie Logan as well as three great-grandsons.
The family would like to thank the staff of Kemper House of Worthington for their kindness and care of Ed in his final year.
Ed’s ashes will be interred at Honey Creek Woodlands in Conyers, GA following a family graveside service at a later date. If you would like to remember Ed, please consider a donation to SpringHill Camps where he volunteered several summers at https://www.springhillexperiences.com/.