July 13, 1934 - Feb. 12, 2019
Paul J. Ludwig, of Hamburg, a retired Eden Junior/Senior High School principal, died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital from complications following a fall. He was 84.
A Buffalo native and an Army veteran, he was a graduate of East High School and Canisius College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in social studies and a master's degree in education.
He began his career teaching social studies at East High School before becoming a guidance counselor at Hutchinson Technical High School. He served as assistant principal at Bennett High School before joining the Eden Central School District in 1970, where he retired as principal in 1993.
During the 1960s in Buffalo, Mr. Ludwig worked in many educational programs, including teaching adult elementary education and basic citizenship. He was a counselor for the Buffalo Negro Scholarship Foundation, a counselor-teacher in the Narcotics Ward of Buffalo State Hospital, and an admissions counselor for the SEEK Program at Buffalo State College.
He and his wife, Lorraine, were foster parents for many years, and served as co-vice presidents of United Foster Parents.
Mr. Ludwig is the past president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Hamburg. He received the Ozanam Award of the society in 2016, and was a former parish council member. He also volunteered with Meals on Wheels for 20 years.
Mr. Ludwig also enjoyed running and working in his garden.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Lorraine Slisz; two sons, Gregory and Douglas; a daughter, Paula Ludwig Van Houten; a sister, Eileen Burns; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in SS. Peter and Paul Church, 66 E. Main St., Hamburg.