Obituaries: Donald Dean Price

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday June 22, 2022
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Donald Dean Price
Donald Dean Price

1956 — 2022

Donald Dean Price (1956-2022) passed on June 15, 2022 in the San Francisco he loved.

Don met Bill Lipsky in 1980 and they remained life partners, husbands, and best friends for the next 42 years.

Both native Californians, Don and Bill moved to San Francisco in 1981, the best decision they ever made together. A graduate of St. Mary's College, Don followed a career as a marketing-communications analyst with high technology companies in the Bay Area.

After retiring, Don volunteered for AIDS Benefits Counselors and Under One Roof, among other organizations. Passionate about animals, he served on the board of directors of the San Francisco Zoological Society and also gave his time to Pets Are Wonderful Support and especially to the San Francisco SPCA's outreach adoption program, bringing many four-legged friends together with their two-legged companions.

Always eager to learn about the world, its peoples, and their cultures, Don loved to travel, visiting five of the six continents, with plans to visit the sixth. He also recognized his need to give back to the planet itself and became an avid gardener.

As he wished, Don's ashes were scattered at sea. His spirit will be with us always.

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