William K. Price, 82, of South Deerfield, retired assistant professor of Communication, died Feb. 8 at home.
Born in Hagerstown, Md., he attended Allegany High School and graduated from the University of Maryland in 1954. He served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-57. He received his M.S. and his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin in 1960 and 1964, respectively.
He also served as presiding officer of the Faculty Senate in the early 1990s.
He joined the faculty in 1963 and retired in 1996. He continued to teach until 2001.
He leaves his wife of 24 years, Irene Price, stepsons, Kenneth J. Torok Jr., of California, Michael S. Torok of Connecticut and Daniel E. Torok of Texas, six grandchildren, a brother and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be given to First Congregational Church, Sunderland, or VNA and Hospice of Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 168 Industrial Dr., Suite 1, Northampton 01060.
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