Bruce E. Ludington of Freedom, PA passed away on September 11. Bruce was born on April 9, 1927 in Oswego N.Y. the son of the late Gertrude and Kirk Ludington.
Bruce attended Clarkson College of Technology. During his sophomore year, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany at the end of World War II. Bruce returned to his studies and graduated with a dual degree in mechanical and industrial engineering. He then went to work as a mechanical engineer for Alcoa in Massena, NY where he met and married Teresa Palmer of Massena. He transferred to Pittsburgh in 1961 when he joined the companys Industrial Relations Department in a management role. He retired on February 1, 1993 after 41 years of dedicated service. Bruce loved his work with Alcoa. He traveled extensively across the United States and around the world during his career.
As a young man Bruce was an accomplished trumpet player and formed a band that played in clubs in Northern New York State. He was an avid reader with a strong interest in science, aviation and space exploration. He also enjoyed playing golf and bridge with his wife and friends.
Bruce was the beloved husband of nearly 58 years to Teresa (Palmer, formerly of Massena) and father of Bruce (Annette) of Idaho, Kirk (Lori) of Michigan, Leslie Deshaies (Mike) of Delaware and Courtney Hetzler (Doug) of Mars PA. He is grandfather to 10 wonderful grandchildren (Brad, Nicole, Mike, Karl, Marisa, Kevin, Ryan, Cole, Cade and Carsyn; one great grandchild Brayden and several nephews and nieces. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Travis-Doull (Jerry), of Gloversville, NY and sister in-law Eleanor Cole of Massena. He was predeceased by a brother in-law Ronald Cole and sister in-law Carmen Gagner.
Bruce was a man of strong character who dearly loved his family. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Bruce was a member of Christ Episcopal Church (North Hills). A service will be held at the church located at 5910 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh PA 15237 on September 14. Funeral services will be private with interment in the Allegheny County Memorial Park.