August J. Ludwig, 87, Bethlehem Steel worker

May 23, 2000

August J. Ludwig, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. worker and longtime Dundalk resident, died Wednesday of Parkinson's disease at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. He was 87.

He had lived at Charlestown since 1993.

Mr. Ludwig retired as foreman of the steam department at the Sparrows Point plant in 1975.

He began there in 1930 as a weigh master. After serving in the merchant marine for two years, he returned to Bethlehem Steel in 1934.

He also operated Ludwig Brothers, a part-time home maintenance and repair business, with his two brothers.

Born in Canton and raised in Sparrows Point, he graduated from Sparrows Point High School in 1929.

During World War II, he was in the Coast Guard and was an air raid warden.

He was a lifeguard at a local beach and a volunteer ambulance driver and firefighter. He also coached Little League and had been active in Scouting.

In 1937, he married Alice Adeline Singer, who died in 1994.

Graveside services were held Saturday.

He is survived by a son, Ted Ludwig of Miami; three daughters, Alice Rohart of Baltimore, Sandi Adams of Lutherville and Donna Stohrer of Greenbelt; two brothers, Charles Ludwig of Dundalk and Henry Ludwig of Columbia; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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