Richard Ludwig, 69, Weis, Sunline Coach worker

By on November 23, 2011

Richard Allen Ludwig, 69, of Denver, passed away after a brief illness with family by his side Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at the Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in West Reading to the late Pauline (Koch) Fritz and stepfather Curtis Fritz and was the husband of Janet F. (Becker) Ludwig. They were married 44 years on May 27.

He was a graduate of Wilson High School, class of 1959. Richard was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Ephrata. He was also a member of the American Legion National Organization. He was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan. Richard enjoyed auto racing, going to the beach, stamp collecting and especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. Richard worked at Weis Markets prior to his retirement. He was earlier employed at Sunline Coach for 15 years.

He is survived by two daughters: Lori Ludwig, of Tuscon, Ariz.; and Tammy Ludwig, at home; two brothers: William C., husband of Shirley (Rutt) Ludwig, of Reamstown; and Curtis, husband of Cindy (Gangaway) Fritz, of Denver.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Robert Ludwig.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 22 at the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Ephrata.

Final commendation and farewell will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Denver.

Memorial contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 and the American Cancer Society-Lanc. Co. Unit, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603

Arrangements were made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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