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Obituary for Frank Leslie Price

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Frank Leslie Price

June 2, 1925 - March 22, 2018

Frank L. Price “Sparky” passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2018.  He was born in 1925 in the Steel City, Pittsburgh, Pa.  Frank was a loving and caring man, always there to help family and friends.

Frank graduated from Oliver High School where he was quarterback of the football team, played basketball and was president of his senior class. Due to his father’s poor health, he worked in the steel mill at night to support his family.  Later he also boxed. Frank served two tours of duty in the Navy during WWII where he worked as an air traffic controller and director of the athletic program.

A promotion to Regional Supervisor in consumer lending led Frank and his family to Salt Lake City in 1962, where he was the president of the Barber Shoppers Chorus and a volunteer counselor at Primary Children’s Hospital for many years. Frank made Santa real for hundreds of children at parties and visits to homes of friends.

After retirement he relocated to Las Vegas where he was a counselor and administrator in the Drug Court Program for 10 years. Frank was an avid Utes and Steelers fan

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank H. and Mildred and brothers Nip and Lou. Married to Ann Bailey (Deceased), later divorced.  He is survived by his daughter Dee Thorell (Kent Barnes), son Gary (Sherrylee), significant other Dawn, brother Harris (Dorothy), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Frank wished to be cremated and his ashes will be spread in Las Vegas where he loved living in his condo by the pool.  The Man of Steel went down swinging and will be forever missed.


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Born: June 2, 1925
Died: March 22, 2018

Condolences for Frank Leslie Price

Robert E Price posted on 3/28/18

Requiescat in pace great uncle.


Vicki posted on 3/28/18

Although we never got to meet, you were supportive and loving when Jack announced he was getting married. And you were so right when you said I was " getting one of the good guys!" Rest well, Uncle Frank.


Jack "One of The Good Price Boys" Price posted on 3/27/18

My favorite Uncle Frank, aka Puller-down-Pants-er (for a stunt he "pulled" on several nephews, me included, while we swang by our arms on the bar of a swing set at a July 4th party). Gonna miss you, Unc! My other favorite memory from childhood is how you scared the bejesus out us kids by coming down from Grandma's 3rd floor bedrooms (the attic) wearing that gigantic Belsnickel head! Wasn't till years later when we were brave enough to sleep in the attic without quaking in our PJs. Then we found out you scared us with nothing more than a clown's head and a story about some old-time German evil Christmas-time nemesis of children who did not behave. In my adulthood, you were always interested in what I was doing and provided support along with your trademark wisecrack pet name. Like when you called me The Best Educated Roofer in Miami when I went to Miami after graduate school and ran that roofing company. Like I said, Unc, gonna miss you!