E. Clifton Price III, 84: Film maker gave time to help the hungry, sick

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PORTLAND — E. Clifton Price III, 84, of Portland, died July 2 at Maine Medical Center.

Born Aug. 26, 1930, in New York, Clifton was the son of Elbert Clifton Jr. and Mary (Miller) Price. He attended the University of Florida.

For most of his professional career, Price was a film maker for The National Science Foundation, and often worked with famed cultural anthropologist and author Margaret Meade. Following his retirement from the film industry, he worked for the Federal Reserve.

Price was known for his kindness and generosity, and treated others with respect and dignity. He served as a volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Portland for many years. He also volunteered with the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, where he enjoyed reading and playing games with the young patients.

Price was predeceased by his stepson, Brian Pooler.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Mary J. Price, of Portland; daughter, Virginia “Kathy” Price, of Standish; sons, Brad Price and his partner, Randy, of Florida, David Price and his wife, Laura, of Illinois, and Bryan Price, of California; and stepchildren, Susan Pooler Prince and her husband, Sanford Prince IV, of Gorham, and Scott Pooler, of Bath. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Lorien and Alexander Price; stepgrandchildren, Tia Webb, Sanford “Jack” Prince V, Clark Prince, Jennifer Prince and Nick Pooler; and three step-great-grandchildren, Eric, Avi and Aila Webb.

A Mass of Christian burial was scheduled to be celebrated Wednesday, July 8, at 10 a.m., at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, 307 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101.

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