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In Memory of

Jon Price

May 3, 1947 - November 23, 2016

Obituary


Jon was born south of Fresno to a fourth generation California farm family. He attended St. John's Elementary, San Joaquin Memorial High and the Christian Brothers Novitiate at Mont La Salle.
He leaves behind his husband of 28 years Jim Ramoni; nieces
Suzanne Youles and Kristina Berger; great niece Sophie Youles and great nephew and godson David Youles; his best friends Barbara Bullas and Becky Wells and his beloved dogs Esther and Blossom.
Many knew Jon to be an insightful, creative, compassionate man who felt very deeply about the seemingly bygone traits of...

Jon was born south of Fresno to a fourth generation California farm family. He attended St. John's Elementary, San Joaquin Memorial High and the Christian Brothers Novitiate at Mont La Salle.
He leaves behind his husband of 28 years Jim Ramoni; nieces
Suzanne Youles and Kristina Berger; great niece Sophie Youles and great nephew and godson David Youles; his best friends Barbara Bullas and Becky Wells and his beloved dogs Esther and Blossom.
Many knew Jon to be an insightful, creative, compassionate man who felt very deeply about the seemingly bygone traits of civility, respect and decency. He was also ethically and morally rigid, dogged at his tasks, and at times, unrelenting and avidly cantankerous. Jon served in the 5th Army Corps stationed in Germany attached to the Inspector General's Inspection team as an auditor, achieving the rank of SGT E-5.
Jon's varied and accomplished 30 year career in sales and marketing took him to Asia, Europe, the UK and throughout the US, all the while residing in San Jose. He and Jim vacationed throughout California and the West, Mexico, the Greek Isles, Europe, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Egypt and the South Pacific.
Special thanks to George Kent, Bruce McAuley and Judy Juncker for their professional and compassionate care throughout Jon's journey. Acknowledgements also to the Stanford VAD Team as well as the nursing/support staff of D3 and D1 who cared deeply for Jon in his final months--their expertise, commitment and love touched us deeply.
Services for Jon will be held at Lima Family Erickson
710 Willow St., San Jose, CA on Friday Dec. 9th, 2016 at 4:00p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jon's memory can be made to the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center in San Jose at www.defrankcenter.org

When Jon relocated from San Mateo to San Jose in the early 1980's he became active in several burgeoning LGBT organizations including High Tech Gays, Dignity, the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), and a gay/lesbian chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous that contributed to his fellowship and sobriety for nearly 35 years. Jon and I met in January 1988 as volunteers with the ARIS Project, Santa Clara County's first AIDS/HIV organization offering emotional and practical support to people with AIDS during the early and devastating days of the pandemic. He was very giving and always looking to help others throughout his life.
One organization that stands out and is still a mainstay in our community is the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center. The BDF Center opened in March 1981 and has been one of the sole resource centers for South Bay (and surrounding communities) LGBTQ individuals. It has made a difference in countless lives, young and old, and is always in need of support. Over the years, both Jon and I have volunteered our time, participated/facilitated programming, and most recently Jon participated in the center's senior nutrition meal and Vintage Program for LGBT elders. Given our upcoming political regime change, and the possibility of years of hard fought progress and equality at risk, I believe wholeheartedly that this is a final and fitting tribute to Jon and his memory.

Their website address is:
https://www.defrankcenter.org/donations

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Thank you for your support and love to both of us.

JIM