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Patrick Price, age 81, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020. He was born on March 7, 1939, in Sault Ste Marie to William and Ethel Price. Patrick was a teacher at heart who was loved by all his students. He was known for his compassion and always willing to lend an ear. He was an avid runner, proud to have run the Boston Marathon. He had a good sense of humor with a wicked wit. He also enjoyed Saturday morning coffee with his close friends. He was a proud Yooper from the Soo who cared greatly for his kids and grandkids. He will be missed by all. Patrick is survived by his children Kelly, Dustin, and Courtney and siblings Jean and Lois. Patrick is preceded in death by his parents William and Ethel Price and siblings Jim and Peg. Donations will be contributed to either a Mini Grant or a Scholarship in honor of Patrick to the Fennville Education Foundation. Please send contributions to: PO Box 231, Fennville 49408.

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 Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-452-3006


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  1. Nick Pratt on December 20, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    So many of us will miss you greatly, Mr. Price, on both sides of the Straits of Mackinac. You were good friend and high school classmate, and now you are at peace. Nick

  2. Marilyn Starring on December 20, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    A true Yooper at heart. He had an amazing life and career. He was so proud of his chilren and grandchildren and loved you very much – he always talked about you.
    It was a pleasure to know Patrick- he’ll be missed.

  3. Barb Visser on December 21, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Patrick was a big part of Evergreen Commons since 1998. He shared his expertise and his wit with members and staff. He is truly missed.

  4. Doug Van Hekken on December 23, 2020 at 8:13 am

    We have known Pat since our son Dan and his son Dustin were high school friends and teammates. We have fond memories of him while traveling to college basketball games when our sons attended and played for Concordia of Ann Arbor. We also remember how he always made a point of seeking us out at Hope basketball games to chat and “catch up” on our lives. We loved how he loved his kids. Pat was a friendly, kind man who was loved by many. Our love and sympathy to you all. Doug and Karen

  5. Linda and Larry Den Uyl on December 30, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Pat was a next door neighbor at Hutchins Lake for a while. In recent years we chatted at Hope College basketball games.
    We always enjoyed his company. May he rest in peace. Our condolences to his family. Larry and Linda Den Uyl

  6. Nancy Swartz on December 30, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Our sympathy to the family.
    I always think of Pat on his birthday on St Patrick’s Day.
    When we worked together he always came in the office and sang “We’re all in our places with sun shining faces…”.
    Bob & Nancy

  7. Kenneth Gutow on December 30, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Yes, I would love to leave a comment. I only wish that Pat could see it. We met at CMU Robinson Hall. We were roommates and stayed close friends from then on (along with Don Nummer). We all pledged Sigma Phi Epsilon together. After graduation and marriage we were in married housing together and ended up as teachers. We met up a few times after that and had a few fun memories of our college days. It is strange that this happened when it did because I was just trying to get ahold of Pat to tell him one of his friends from the the U.P. had just passed away. Another teacher his name was Budd Ladd. So now they might meet up again.
    I would like to give my best to Pat’s family and know I am sorry that I won’t see him again but I never will forget him and know he will be forever in my brain with many positive thoughts. Here is one that Pat use to greet everybody with
    “Hey Ken, what’s the happs?” Ken Gutow

  8. Deb Nykamp on December 31, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    I knew Pat from substitute teaching at Fennville. He was one of my favorite teachers there and was lots of fun. I am sad to learn of his passing. Prayers and comfort to his family.
    Deb (Krzys) Nykamp

  9. MaryEllen Sheil on December 31, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    I will miss my conversations with Patrick at Evergreen while he used the elliptical machine. This crazy covid has disrupted our whole lives. One fallout was losing touch with this lively guy. The world will be an emptier place without you in it. Godspeed Pat

  10. Nick Pratt on January 4, 2021 at 11:28 am

    ahhh Patrick, I shall miss our times together over the years! Nick

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