HAROLD P. LUDWIG – in Woburn, April 1st. Beloved husband of Loretta A. (Fitzgerald) Ludwig. Devoted father of Sharon M. Paolucci of Millis and Mark P. Ludwig of Sharon, SC. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in Harold’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.
Harold P. Ludwig, a longtime Woburn resident, passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening, March 31st, at the age of eighty-three. He was the beloved husband of Loretta A. (Fitzgerald) Ludwig for more than sixty-two years.
Born in East St. Louis, Illinois, he was the son of the late George A. and Elsie (Schneider) Ludwig. He attended schools in Illinois and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Navy. He met his wife Loretta, who was also in the Navy, while in the service. They moved to Woburn in 1955 and made their home on the West Side of the city.
A metallurgy designer by trade, he began his career in research and development working for MIT. Harold was part of the team that designed the titanium joint for hip replacement. He was later associated as a designer with Dynamet Technology, Inc., for more than ten years, retiring in 1990. Following his retirement he worked in the carpet cleaning business.
Harold and his wife Loretta were inseparable throughout their married life. Together they enjoyed traveling, enjoying frequent trips to Aruba as welL as a memorable vacation in Tahiti and Bora Bora.
Harold was a life member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks, and served as a chaplain for the lodge.
Surviving are a daughter, Sharon M. Paolucci of Millis, and a son, Mark P. Ludwig of Sharon, SC.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
Donations may be made in Harold’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.