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Stanton Price, 85, Retired From Bridgewater School System

Visitation for longtime Industrial Arts teacher set for Friday, with services Saturday.

Stanton R. Price, 85, died Jan. 7, 2014.

Stanton was born and raised in Lakewood. He entered the US Navy and served his country during the Korean War conflict.

After his military service he entered Trenton State College acquiring a bachelor's degree in Industrial Education, and following his graduation in 1960, he accepted a teaching position as a High School Automotive Instructor in the Bridgewater Township school system. He remained in this capacity for over 30 years serving at Bridgewater-Raritan HS West, and then transferring to Bridgewater-Raritan HS East, ultimately retiring in 1990. 

He was commissioned a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps, inspiring young adults in the service of their country.

Stanton was an active member of the North Branch Church, where he served as an elder and deacon as well as participating on various church committees.

He was a member of the American Legion, the Raritan Valley Masonic Lodge #46, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Sgt. Hiram W. Pursell Camp #104, and the Branchburg Rescue Squad.

Stanton enjoyed traveling, camping and was an avid bowler. He will be missed by his family and friends. 

He is predeceased by his wife Carina D. Price in 2004.

He is survived by his children, Richard and his wife Celeste, Charles and wife Terry and Thomas and his wife Jennifer, nine grandchildren, Richard, James, Timothy, Jared, Kelsey, Alex, Rebecca, Laura and Kristen and four great grandchildren, Sean, Kevin, Eliza and Andrew. 

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave., Somerville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at North Branch Reformed Church, 203 Route 28, Bridgewater. Interment will follow at Lakewood Hope Cemetery in Lakewood. 

Donations can be made to the North Branch Reformed or Burlington Masonic Home.

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