Anthony Joseph ‘Tony’ Price ended his battle with colon cancer in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 4, 2008. He was 61 years old.
Tony came to Fallbrook with his family in 1956 from Culver City. He attended all the Fallbrook grade schools and was a 1965 graduate of Fallbrook High. As a young man, he worked in many of Fallbrook’s landmark buildings: the Village Inn, the Valley Fort, the Frosty Freeze drive-in, Fallbrook Citrus and The Enterprise. He attended college at the University of Houston; trekked through the United States in the ’60s and saw a lot of the world as a fisherman on a commercial tuna boat for a time.
Tony returned to Fallbrook to become a successful businessman/entrepreneur owning two restaurants: The Kitchen Cupboard and The Fallbrook Street Café. He started Fallbrook Tool Company in 1985 and since 1974 and until his death owned and operated Price Brothers Concrete, Inc. He and his brother David worked together and were generous contributors to our town.
Tony’s family loved him for his wit and wisdom and the support he gave his kids in whatever they did. We were all truly affected by his positive attitude and outlook on life, even when it got really difficult for him. He never complained and never gave up hope. Everyone who knew Tony was touched by his enthusiasm and spirit. He is missed on this earth.
He is survived by his wife Susan; daughters Tiffany, Michelle, Andralee and Hillary; son Curtis; mother May; brothers Mike, Steve and David; sister Margaret; father-in-law Wally Drew; sisters-in-law Rose, Melanie, Gracie, Peggy and Teresa; brother-in-law Wally; son-in-law Jon Draves; granddaughter Natalie; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. His father, Curtis K. Price, preceded him in death.
There will be a celebration of Tony’s life at the Bonsall property, 4719 South Mission Road on Saturday, November 22, at noon. Join the family for a potluck/BYOB and listen to or share in a few stories about our beloved Tony.
In lieu of flowers, an account has been established for Tony’s younger children at First National Bank of Southern California, 139 South Main Avenue, Fallbrook. Please indicate donations are for the Tony Price Memorial Fund.