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Mark L. Luderman, CEO, Bank of Holland

June 18, 1950 – June 26, 2015

Mark L. Luderman of Java Center, a longtime banker who was president and CEO for Bank of Holland, died June 26 at his home surrounded by his family after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 65.

Born in Buffalo, he graduated from Alden Central High School in 1968 and earned a business administration degree at Rochester Institute of Technology in 1972. He started his career in banking in 1974 with Alden State Bank. After 10 years at Alden State Bank, Mr. Luderman worked at various banks from 1984 to 1988, including First Federal Savings and Loan of Rochester, Evans National Bank, and Bank of Akron, before being hired as vice president of Bank of Holland in 1988.

In 1995, at the age of 44, he was named CEO of the Bank of Holland, a position he held until his death.

Active in the community, Mr. Luderman was a member of the Independent Bankers Association of Western New York, Independent Bankers Association of America, East Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Holland Boys & Girls Club, and American Red Cross. He was a longtime treasurer and served as past president at Java-Strykersville Kiwanis Cub.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, the former Sandra Neff; a son, Curtis; a daughter, Melissa Connolly; his mother, Dolores Luderman; two brothers, Paul and David; a sister, Beth Brinson; and five grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Town Line Lutheran Church, 1159 Town Line Road, Alden.

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