Pauline L. Price, secretary

August 2, 2013

Pauline L. Price, a retired executive secretary with the Montgomery County Commission on Aging, died July 19 at Arbor Ridge, the rehabilitation center of Silver Spring’s Riderwood Village retirement community. She was 91.

The cause of death was cancer, said her stepson Joseph Price.

Mrs. Price began working as a Montgomery government secretary in 1974. She was appointed deputy planner of the county’s Division of Elder Affairs planning and contracts unit in 1976 and four years later became executive secretary of Commission on Aging. She retired in 1987.

Pauline Louise Ott was born in Boston. She was a 1972 graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Emmitsburg and received a master’s degree in social work from Miami University in Ohio in 1974.

Mrs. Price volunteered at the Washington Retreat House, a Catholic center in the District. She lived in Silver Spring, where she was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church.

Her husband of two years, Joseph Price, died in 1979.

Survivors include four stepchildren, Karen Doherty of Beaufort, S.C., Joseph Price of Leesburg, James Price of Emmitsburg and Michael Price of Westminster, Md; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough