William P. Price

William P. Price, South Scranton, died early Friday morning at home after an illness. His wife of 38 years is the former Lynn Kalaus.
Born in Uniondale, he was the son of the late Paul W. and Helen Pickering Price. He was a graduate of the Forest City Regional High School. He had been employed by PennDOT and later employed by Aqua Leisure Pool and Spa for more than 20 years. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
The family would like to thank Dr. Martin Hyzinski and his staff along with Cherrie Bentler and the nurses of Southern Care Hospice for their dedicated and compassionate care.

Also surviving are his children Ryan Price and his wife Nicole of West Virginia, Bridget Matyjevich of Scranton, Shane Price and his wife Gerilynn of Scranton, Kyle Price and his wife Lilli of Old Forge, Colin Price and his fiance Ginny Davidowski of Downingtown, and Caitlin Price and her companion Brian Tonkin of Scranton; a brother Lewis Price of Uniondale; sisters Gwendolyn Bomysoad of Binghamton and Julia Rude of Pleasant Mount; grandchildren Ethan and Abby Price, Noah and Olivia Matyjevich, Zachary Price, Emma and Liam Price and Caleb Tonkin.
He was preceded in death by two brothers Raymond and Clarence Price; two sisters Bernice Butler and Ila Williams.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 28th, at 9:30am in the St John Neumann Parish at the Nativity of Our Lord Church 633 Orchard St. Scranton.
Friends may call Friday morning at the church from 9am until the time of the Mass.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 712 S. Keyser Ave. Taylor 18517 or by visiting www.cancer.org.
Arrangements by the Vanston & James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St Scranton
To send the family an online condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.


  1. Greg Franceski

    To Bill’s family,
    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was a great person, always with a ready smile. He was a fantastic classmate in high school. It was always a pleasure to be in his company.

  2. Joe Garrick

    Bill and I were 1960 FCHS graduates. I played on the baseball team with Bill. All of our classmates knew Bill to be a kind, considerate, friend from Uniondale. We’ll miss him. My condolenses to the family of Bill.

  3. Christina Sheridan

    My condolenses to the family of Bill. Bill and my late husband Ray worked together for many years for PennDot. We will miss him. God bless you all.

  4. Mary Ann Doyle

    Please accept my sincerest sympathy.I was always impressed by the kindness of your husband and father. My prayers are with you.

  5. Erin Culkin

    May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.May the sun shine warm upon your face.May the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Brittany Galati


    My condolences to your family for the loss of your father. We honor him and his service to our country. Your family is in my prayers and thoughts during this time.

    Don’t let your hearts be troubled…I am going to prepare a place for you; I will come back and take you with me so that you also may be where I am. John 14:1-4

  7. Evie Ritter Fontanella

    Lynn, I am so, so sorry for your loss. You have often been in my thoughts over the years and you are now in my prayers.

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