Wilmington-Martin L. Ludecke, age 78, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, February 19, 2018.
He was born in New York City, NY and was the son of the late Martin H. and Clara R. Ludecke. Martin graduated from St. Mary’s HS in Manhasset, NY and received a Bachelor’s degree from Long Island University CW Post. He served his country proudly in the US Coast Guard. He spend over 40 years as a restaurant and catering manager. In 1999, Martin and his family moved to Wilmington for his career. Martin was a member of Gimbels American Legion Post #1206 and Delaware Veterans Post #1. He was a member of Town of Mamaroneck Fire Company, NY for over 25 years.
Martin is survived by his wife of 51 years, Louise (Blihar) Ludecke, 2 daughters, Alison Moran and Christine Ludecke and 2 siblings, Carl and Patricia. He is also preceded in death by his son in law, Michael B. Moran.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, February 25 from 2-4pm, at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE. Service and burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the National Parkinson's Foundation, 800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
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