James J. Price Passes Away
August 23, 2012

James Joseph Price Sr., 89, of Pemberton, N.J., passed away on Tuesday, August 21, at Princeton Medical Center. Price was one of the founders of Hordis Brothers, which was one of the largest glass companies in the country until its sale in the 1980s.

James is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth, his son, Robert (Bob) Price, national sales director for J.E. Berkowitz L.P., along with two other sons, four daughters, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marines, Price served all over the world during World War II. He is described by his family as an unsung hero, saving shipmates from impending doom under enemy attack.

Aside from serving his country, Price was also successful in the glass industry and took great pride in providing for his family and friends, according to Bob Price.

"My father was well-liked and respected by his peers surrounding the glass industry," says Bob Price. "He was known as a legend to the ones who met and knew him."

A funeral mass will be held Monday, August 27, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 81 Swamp Rd, Newtown, Pa. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Shelly Funeral Home, 1460 Easton Road, Warrington, Pa., and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

Interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, N.Y. 10163.

Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website.

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