We honor here members, friends and supporters of the American Council of the Blind who have impacted our lives in many wonderful ways. If you would like to submit a notice for this column, please include as much of the following information as possible.
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Marvin E. Price
May 13, 1930-March 2015
Marvin E. Price, age 84, passed away the week of March 7th. He was born May 13, 1930 in Terre Haute, Ind. He graduated from Indiana State University. Marvin began his life’s work as a rehabilitation counselor at the state agency working with the blind and visually impaired. He retired after approximately 35 years of service.
Marvin was a member of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired. He was active for many years in the American Council of the Blind on the local, state and national levels. While attending national conventions, Marvin and Pat spent many hours helping in the communication center, putting the newspaper together for the next day, and other braille documents, too. He and Pat would arrive before the start of the opening general session and stay until just before time for roll call during Pat’s term as secretary, sorting, collating and stapling papers.
Marvin never wore a watch. He said he couldn’t wear one. When pressed as to why, he admitted that when he wore one, after a while it demagnetized and wouldn’t work anymore.
Kay Hervey remembers how helpful and kind he was to her when she began working with the blind and visually impaired. She said he was always very positive, which had a very positive influence on those around him. His kindness and strong character helped him to be successful in working with those trying to adjust to blindness and/or visual impairment. Kay said he was a man of kindness, love and integrity. During his time at work, Marvin also helped many other staff members learn the special needs of those who had recently lost vision.
Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, Pat, of almost 50 years. He is survived by his brother, Robert; his sister-in-law; and some cousins.