SAN DIEGO — Private funeral services were held here last week for Sol Price, the founder of the discount membership warehouse-club concept. Price died last week of natural causes at age 93. A public memorial will be held early next year. Jim Sinegal, president and chief executive officer of Costco Wholesale Club, Issaquah, Wash., called Price “one of the greatest merchants of the 20th century.” Price, a locally based attorney, opened the first Price Club in 1976, based on his longtime ...

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