Andy Price (1930-2010)
It is with much sadness that we say good-bye to Andy Price. Andy passed away doing the work he loved on May 18, 2010. After delivering two airboats with spray rigs in South Florida for his company, Vegetation Management Consultants, he died suddenly of heart failure. Andy grew up in South Carolina, and graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science. His work history in aquatic plant management includes: 10 years with Pennwalt Corporation; 20 years with Asgrow Florida and Terra; 10 years with Orange County; 5 years as owner and President of Vegetation Management Consultants. Andy was a charter member of FAPMS, and very dedicated to the profession of aquatic plant management. He was very outspoken, and always willing to help. He served FAPMS in many capacities including: 1977 to 1980 as FAPMS BBQ cook when we grilled our own chicken for the banquet portion of the program. He was a “darn good chef.”; Board of Directors 1982-1983; Chair of Local Arrangements Committee – 1984; Chair of By-Laws Committee – 1990; Program moderator and projector operator many times before the advent of computers; Recipient of Best Applicator Paper Award and Presidential Award in 1999. At the 2006 FAPMS Annual Meeting Andy was awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership for “providing extraordinary support and assistance toward accomplishing the goals and objectives of the society.” He will truly be missed.