Edward A. Ludwig

Oct 01, 2018
Edward Ludwig

Thomaston — Edward A. Ludwig,  84, passed away at his home after a brief illness  Sept. 26,2018, with his loving family by his side. Ed was born June 10, 1934, in Gardiner to parents Edward I. Ludwig and Florence Marshall Ludwig.

Ed attended and graduated from Gardiner public schools and received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maine. Ed’s working career was as a chemical engineer for Monsanto Chemical, an owner/operator of the Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, Vt., as well as a business broker for Yankee Business Brokers of Maine.

Never one to sit idle, Ed was a world traveler, loved sailing and fishing, was an accomplished fine furniture craftsman and above all, loved spending time with his loving wife, Nancy, and family. Ed so enjoyed growing up in the Gardiner area, Ed had a lifelong love for the Belgrade Lakes, ultimately refurbishing their serene lakefront home in Rome, Maine, with his wife, Nancy.

Ed was community-minded, having served on the school boards of West Springfield, Mass., and the SAD 50 School Board when he moved to Midcoast Maine. Ed was also a member of the Thomaston Green Redevelopment Committee (former Maine State Prison site),and was a member of the order of the Elks.

Ed’s family fondly recalls him as being a kind, loving husband, and respected, caring and loving father. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Ed was predeceased by his parents and two stepchildren, Gregory Schneller and Nina Maxwell.

Ed is survived by his loving wife, Nancy S. Ludwig, of Thomaston; his brother and sister-in- law, Richard and Marge Ludwig, of Williamsburg, Va.; his sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Ron Jiracek, of St. Michael, Minn.; his half-sister, Mary DeBoer, of Lacey, Wash. Along with his daughter- and son-in-law Laura Ludwig and Bob Fuller of Weston, Mass.; his son and daughter-in-law Rick and Lora Ludwig of Thomaston; his daughter and son-in-law Linda and Don Schmidt of Hampden, Mass. He is also survived by his stepson and wife George and Kirsten Schneller of Lawrenceville, N.J.,  a stepson Peter Schneller of Alliance, Ohio, a stepson Richard Schneller of Rockland, a stepdaughter and husband Scilla and Doug Yukich of Alliance, Ohhio, and a son-in-law and wife Bruce and Kerry Maxwell of Chandler, Ariz. He is also survived by his nieces, Nancy English of Portland, Marjory Ludwig of State College, Pa., Helen Ludwig of Charlottsville, Va.,  and Beth Ludwig of Richmond, Va. He is also survived by a nephew, John D. Ginsberg, of Plymouth, Mass.

Ed also leaves his beloved 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren (with one on the way) and many close friends.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 200 Main St., Thomaston.

The family requests that memorial donations be made in Ed’s name to the Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841.

Arrangements are with Hall’s of Thomaston. To extend online condolences, visit hallfuneralhomes.com.

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