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Capt. Mark Price dies in Ft. Lauderdale

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Celebration of Life for Capt. Mark Price
Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Capt. Mark Price on June 13 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Ft. Lauderdale. All masses for Saturday and Sunday during the weekend will offer a prayer dedication for Capt. Price.
Following mass, all are invited for “Libations and Hor d’oeuvres” at Fifteenth St. Fisheries Waterfront Seafood Restaurant from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Mark Patrick Price June 10, 1955 – March 23, 2015

Capt. Mark Price, of M/Y Sovereign, died March 23 at his apartment in Ft. Lauderdale. He had worked as captain onboard the 89-foot Burger yacht for more than 20 years. He was 59.

Terry Gallocher, of Interrygal Engineering in Ft. Lauderdale, did service work for Capt. Price’s boat for nearly 20 years and said the captain kept a very well maintained boat.

Capt. Mark Patrick Price. June 10, 1955 - March 23, 2015. Photo from Fred Hunter's Funeral Homes

Capt. Mark Patrick Price. June 10, 1955 – March 23, 2015. Photo from Fred Hunter’s Funeral Homes

“He was a very likable guy,” Gallocher said. “And he had one of the nicest old boats you’ll see.”

Chrissy Beck, of Lauderdale Diver in Ft. Lauderdale, met Capt. Price in 1988 when she first started working on yachts.

“Mark taught me so much. He was dedicated to his career and owners and was a great captain,” Beck said. “He made made friends everywhere he went.”

“Mark was a devoted father to his two sons, whom he just adored,” Beck said. “It is so sad to lose a long time friend who truly was a caring, kind and very professional.”

“I will miss seeing his face with that big smile,” Beck said.

Capt. Price was divorced and leaves two children in the Bahamas. There are plans for a memorial on June 10 in Ft. Lauderdale.

Obituary at Fred Hunters Funeral Homes.

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6 thoughts on “Capt. Mark Price dies in Ft. Lauderdale

  1. Chrissy Beck

    I was incredibly shocked to read this news. I have known Mark Price since 1988, when I got my first job on the 80 foot Palmer Johnson “Misty”, out of Hurricane Hole Marina, in Nassau.
    Immediately I met Mark he was so kind and invited me to a barbecue with lots of other crew who were also on yachts that spent most of their time docked at Hurricane Hole.
    It was a time in yachting where we all call” the good ole days” that firm friendships were created. Today I am still friends with all those wonderful people..
    Mark was dedicated to his career and owners and was a great Captain. He taught me how to varnish and polish as I often helped him and his long time girlfriend Rhonda Chappel as they were a 2 man team on Soverign.
    Many years passed before Mark met and married his Bahamian wife and had 2 children. Mark was a devoted father to his 2 sons, whom he just adored.
    It is so sad to lose a long time friend, who truly was a caring, kind and very professional. I will miss seeing his face with that big smile.

  2. Dorie Cox Post author

    The Triton has heard, but has not confirmed, a memorial in the Bahamas on Wednesday and a memorial in Ft. Lauderdale in June. Please contact dorie@the-triton.com with memories, photos and further information.

  3. Charlotte and Rusty Holub

    Our hearts are very heavy. We loved Mark and the Price family. Prayers to his kids and family. Until we meet again Mark, we love you. R.I.P. our friend. You will be greatly missed!

  4. Eric Simon

    Mark is the man who gave me my first job on yacht. I had graduated the Chapman’s school in 2002 and started right away on the Soveriegn. She actually 100′, but who’s counting. He was an amazing man, teacher, and friend. He taught me so much about not only yachting, but life. I had lost contact with him a few years ago and wish I had tracked him down. This makes 2 captains for me, in the last Couple months that have passed. Mark was a great man and will be missed by many.

  5. Chris Harris

    Mark was a good friend for many years, a man with high standards and solid integrity. He was always kind and had an ear for those in need. He represented our industry in classic style and undeniable dignity. I will miss him on the docks

  6. Tim Griffin

    I am truly saddened that Capt. Price is no longer with us. He was a GREAT Captain and person. I had the pleasure of knowing Mark for 20 years, he always treated me with respect at work at BRADFORD MARINE where we became friends, we are both big Cincinnati Reds fans, a regular topic of conversation, you will be missed my many my friend, GO REDS!

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