Dr. John C. Price, a retired head and neck cancer surgeon who had practiced at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died of an aneurysm May 27 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had also been a staff member.
He was 74 and had lived in Lutherville before retiring to Lago Vista, Texas.
Born in Beaumont, Texas, he was the son of Biffel Price and his wife, Marie Nolan. He was an Eagle Scout, and worked summers as a pipeline welder’s helper to save for college.
He attended Rice University on a music scholarship and played the tuba in the school’s marching band.
After deciding to go into medicine — he initially wanted to be a...