Edward Louis Ludwig

November 22, 1964 - January 18, 2013
Edward Louis Ludwig

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YORK COUNTY – Edward L. Ludwig, age 48, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rita and his brother, Ricky. A 1986 graduate of Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, with a BS in Welding Engineering, Ed was a member of the Beta Chapter of the TKE. He moved to Hampton Roads after graduation and began his 26-year career with Newport News Shipbuilding, where he rose to the position of Director of Manufacturing Planning.

Ed was an active member of Saint Josephís Catholic Church in Hampton, and a loving husband, father, brother, son, friend and co-worker. He was a true friend to everyone he met. His support for and love of the men and women who serve in the military was something he held particularly close. It did not go unnoticed: In 2006 and 2007 Ed was named the ìHonorary Squadron Commanderî of the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. He was especially proud to be called ìPyroî — the call-sign issued to him by the squadronís F-22 pilots in a long-standing Naming Ceremony tradition.

A passionate love for the outdoors was only overshadowed by the love he had sharing time in it with family and friends. Whether it was hunting, fishing, camping, Oktoberfest or jet-skiing trips, Ed reveled in organizing and leading events that were enjoyed by all.

Ed is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kimberly; devoted twin children, John Tyler and Jordan, and beloved pet, Lexi; his brother, Mike (Deb); his mother and father-in-law, Ron and Flo Nelson; sister-in-law, Cathy (Ted) Toner; brothers-in-law, Ron (Marti) Nelson, Kenny Nelson, Joey (Tammy) Nelson, Don (Diana) Nelson and extended family and friends throughout the country who were blessed to have known him.

A funeral mass service will be held Friday, January 25, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Josephís Catholic Church in Hampton, Virginia, with a reception immediately following in Cordier Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a scholarship fund set up in the name of Ed’s children, John Tyler and Jordan Nicole, at Wells Fargo Bank.


Friday, January 25, 2013
12:00 AM

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Hampton, VA 23664

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  • January 29, 2013
    Lesa Leinberger Haggerty says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time.

  • January 28, 2013
    kim seipp matesa says:
    I can remember Ed running around the Old Gillespie Lake with his brother Mike while I was a lifeguard there every summer. He was a great guy to have visit me from time to time well spending my summers there. Sounds as though, he was a wonder man as well. Your family has my sympathy. Kim Seipp Matesa

  • January 28, 2013
    Jackie Fennewald (Rushton) says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Kim. Words are just not enough to tell you how sorry I am. Love you Jackie

  • January 28, 2013
    Lori (Overton) Roberson says:
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, I had great memories of Ed, I read countless love letters he would send via Kelly to his beautiful girlfriend(now wife),he had a friendly smile and the couple of times I would be around him a kind heart....You will be missed

  • January 25, 2013
    Jackson Family says:
    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Mr.Ludwig. May the fond memories shared bring comfort during this time of grief and pain. Isaiah 25:8