Robert A. Price
Robert A Price was born on St Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1930, in New York City to Alfred and Elsie Price. He grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey where he graduated from High School, then received an Electrical Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and went on to earn his Master’s at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bob began his career with Raytheon in Boston and then transferred to Santa Barbara in 1959, where he worked for thirty-eight plus years. Bob was a brilliant, detail-oriented, soft spoken, gentle human being who passed away on December 12, 2016.
Bob had a wide scope of talents. He was a lover of travel, theater, photography and art. Bob especially enjoyed his cruises to the Panama Canal, Hawaii, and Alaska. He enjoyed musical theater and was a supporter and season ticket holder for the SBCC Theatre Group. He also pursued amateur photography, receiving an award from the Santa Barbara Camera Club. Bob could transform a blank canvas into a beautiful work of art. People who visited his home were always astonished by Bob’s detailed oil paintings that adorned his walls.
Bob was a very determined individual and no matter the task at hand, he would see it through to the end. He enjoyed working in his garden so he could have some of the best tasting avocados around. Bob volunteered as the membership chairman for the UCSB Retirees and held that position for over 20 years before passing on the torch. He was also a member of the Prime Timers Central Coast.
Over the years Bob had many pets and there was always a story about one of them that would illicit a smile & chuckle. Bob was a respectful lover of nature and appreciated all the wildlife that visited his home daily, especially enjoying the humming birds landing on his hand and the Scrub-Jays taking a peanut.
He is survived by his spouse Fred Di Pasquale, cousins and many beloved friends. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research (www.michaeljfox.org) Donation Processing, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Foundation (www.vnhcsb.org), 509 E Montecito St, suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.