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Thomas D. Price

November 23, 1945April 16, 2021

Thomas “Tommy” Price, 75, of Westerleigh passed away on April 16, 2021. He was born on Staten Island, attended Blessed Sacrament and Port Richmond High School. He joined the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and served from January 1966 – January 1969. Tommy was a Marine through and through, who loved the Corps and served in active combat and fought in the siege of Khe Sanh. During his service, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, along with the Vietnam Service Medal with four stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and Combat Action Ribbon, as well as a Presidential Unit Citation and a Navy Unit Commendation Medal. He started work at Con Edison in 1963 and retired after 34 years as a Chief Lineman in overhead construction. He was known to his Con Ed friends with all respect as “The Major”. He worked security at Trude Heller’s club, with Rodney Dangerfield in his nightclub, and then Pastels nightclub in Brooklyn which he loved. He was a history buff who loved to read, travel, lift weights, and was fluent in Cantonese Chinese. Tommy is survived by his loving wife Li. He is also survived by his brother Bryan (predeceased by Linda), and sisters Monica Walsh (John), Sheila and Denise Price, along with many nieces, nephews, and two great-nieces. His parents Thomas and Susan predeceased him. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 21st, 4pm – 8pm at Casey Funeral Home (350 Slosson Ave, SI NY 10314). Mass will be on Thursday, April 22nd, 9:30am – 10:15am at St. Teresa R.C. Church (1634 Victory Blvd, SI NY 10314). Burial at 10:45am at St. Peter’s Cemetery (52 Tyler Ave, SI NY 10310).

Twenty-Third Psalm The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

Memories

Thomas D. Price

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Renee DiMolfetta (Golden)

April 20, 2021

Tommy lived in the building I grew up in in the Todt Hill projects . I remember him as the older brother of Sheila, Monica and Denise who I used to play with as a child. My parents Edith and Al Golden were also friendly with the Price family. My deepest condolences to the Price family on loss of your husband and brother
Sincerely,
Renee Golden DiMolfetta

Susan Ciancio

April 19, 2021

When my daughter turned 16, I wanted to make it a special weekend, so I took her to NYC to see some shows. Tom and Li excitedly showed us around and treated us like family. We had a great time and will forever remember his generosity and his fun personality. RIP, Tom. You meant so much to my dad and our family.

Ginny Lochner

April 19, 2021

Tom and I shared the very same birthday, 11/23/1945, but I was a few hours older. We ‘toasted’ each other on our birthdays, no matter where we were. Tom will be missed. I especially admired his quick wit, kind character, and deep faith. RIP, dearest Tom, you’ll live in our hearts forever, in the stories we tell, and in the banks of our memories. With love, Ginny Lochner

John Lindstrom

April 19, 2021

Always will remember our “tree business”, my truck and your chain saw—-not to mention your cartoons about all the guys! Say hello to Tex..... bye Maj. Your friend John

Colonel Richard Lochner, USMC (Ret.)

April 18, 2021

In the day, he was my armorer. There were none better. He was a “no nonsense “ leader of Marines who commanded respect for both his ability and devotion to duty to Country and Corps. We have remained friends for life and will be together in Eternity. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. The Lord must have needed a new Sergeant of the Guard for the guarding of the streets of Heaven! Semper Fidelis my friend!

Michael Cocozza

April 18, 2021

Tommy was a mans man . I worked with him for 30 years at con Edison, we were chief lineman together. He kept everyone on their toes and did not pull any punches. He was very witty and also very smart. Physically he was the strongest man I knew. He was proud to be a marine. Everyone who worked at con Edison has a story about Tommy Price, known to all as “the Major “ . Rest in peace my good friend.

Philip Curcuru

April 17, 2021

Tom was a great neighbor, and an all around good man. I will miss our discussions together on the great music of the 50’s and 60’s. God bless him, and may he Rest In Peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY