The Rev. Deacon Terrell W. Price, 84, of Geneseo died Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. He was predeceased by his son, Terrell A. Price; and sister, Hildreth Rae Knapp.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne Tanner Price; children, David (Sherilyn) Price of Pasadena, Md., Shirley (Charles) Raymond of Yaphank, N.Y.; grandchildren, James Terrell Price, Bailee (Brenden Wicks) Price, Caitlin (Shane) O’Donnell and Dennis Sullivan; great-grandson, Conor O’Donnell; brother-in-law, the Rev. Ronald Knapp of Princess Anne, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
Terry was born in Huntington on Long Island. He spent his early years on eastern Long Island graduating from Mineola High School. After graduation from high school he attended SUNY Geneseo. Terry graduated with triple certificates in speech, drama, and elementary education. While there he met the love of his life, Dianne Tanner. Following their graduations they remained in Geneseo and were married in St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on Aug. 22, 1959. They never moved from Geneseo, raising their family in the village. Throughout those years Terry became very involved in the community. Terry was a big part of St Michael’s Episcopal Church. He was a eucharistic minister, a verger and eventually was ordained as a deacon at the age of 72.
Terry belonged to the 3rd Order of St. Francis, too. As a young man he joined the Geneseo Fire Department in 1964. He became the chief of the department in 1972 and remained the chief until 1975. He was a life member and an active member for more than 50 years. During that time he became the department chaplain and remained the chaplain for more than 30 years. Terry was the chaplain for the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office as well. Terry held a public office for the Village of Geneseo in the early 2000s and was also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Geneseo.
Not only did he have an effect on the Geneseo community but he was an elementary school teacher at Honeoye Central School. He influenced many young minds and his students loved his style and quirks. Terry remained at the school retiring after 35 years.
Terry will be missed by his family, friends and the community. Rest easy. We love you.
There were no prior calling hours. Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Geneseo. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Geneseo Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 428, Geneseo, NY 14454, or St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 23 Main St., Geneseo, NY 14454.
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