Corfu - Melvin C. Price, 86, of the Corfu area and Palmetto, FL passed away Tuesday (May 7, 2013) in Batavia.
Melvin was born July 13, 1926 at home in East Pembroke, a son of Roy C. and Nellie L. Price. He was a self-employed Plumber, Electrician and Heating Contractor. Very active in the Corfu area during his working years, he recently split his time between Western New York and Palmetto, Florida. He was a member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church of Bradenton, FL.
Melvin was involved in the community through his participation in the East Pembroke Grange, Corfu I.O.O.F. Lodge 634, Boy Scout Troop 67 committee and the Genesee County Fair Board of Directors. He was also a past Chief of the Corfu Fire Department. In Florida, he was instrumental in continuing the Western New York picnic, as well as being active in the Tropic Isles Mobile Park.
Melvin, along with Franklin Doll, developed Thompson Drive and Long's Lane in Corfu. He was also a founding partner of Corfu Plaza in addition to being the builder/co-owner (with his wife Helen) of Price's Laundry Basket laundromat.
Melvin was predeceased by his parents, Helen C. Price, his wife of 51 years and his brother and sister-in-law Horace B. and Ellen Price.
He is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Diane) Price of West Batavia and Keith (Joan) Price of East Pembroke and a daughter, Karla Price of Dacula, GA; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary and Tom Tomlinson and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main St., Corfu. On Saturday, calling hours will be from 1-3 p.m. at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, 63 Allegheny St., Corfu. The Funeral service will follow at the church at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church PO Box 159 Corfu, NY 14036 or Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14021.