Jay "Baron" Ludwig, age 72, of Murrells Inlet was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital with his loving family by his side. He battled with Muscular Dystrophy, but despite his physical impediments he was never limited by them. He was the Vice President of Morrisville High School senior class of 1964, and president of the Raritan traffic club of NJ. He obtained his bachelors in business administration, and worked in transportation sales in NJ and PA. To know Jay was to love Jay, and he will be deeply missed by all those lucky enough to have known him. In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to The Muscular Dystrophy Association.
A memorial mass will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Michael Catholic Church.
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651,140) is assisting the family.
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So sorry to hear this sad news. I remember Jay was always laughing and had a great smile. He was a great classmate at MHS, I remember him in bookkeeping and accounting classes with Mr. Hatrack, seems like only a few weeks ago not years.
Submitted by Joan Hunt on Nov 14 2018 08:26:11 AM
I graduated High School with Jay. I remember him as a very nice person. Esther M. Pinckard Knapp
Submitted by Esther M. Pinckard Knapp on Nov 7 2018 04:25:47 PM
I did not have the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my cousin, Jay, but when I was with him, it was obvious that he was kind, loving, courageous, and admired by all. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ann and Jay's family. With deepest sympathy, Dianne
Submitted by Dianne on Nov 5 2018 08:39:43 PM
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Some comments from MHS Class of '64.
Phil Klemmer: A happy guy who made others feel happy. The image of Bill, Joe Cicco and Jay clowning around at MHS comes to me easily. Best, Phil.
Netra Baker: Life is precious.
Brenda Zilinskas: My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers for Jay and his family. Sincerely, Brenda.
Jane: My thoughts and prayers to Jay's family and friends. His death is all too soon. I remember all of the good times. With thoughts of all of you.
Rick and Geneva: We recall he was a terrific guy, and dealt with his physical handicap with class and courage. He is missed.
Pinky: I will never forget the fun Jay, Butch, Bill and I had together. Jay was a great guy.
Mike and Vicki: He was one of a kind...a lot of great memories.
John Busche: Many years of fishing, golfing, dinners out, laughter and fun, that his how I think of Jay.
Joan: So sad. I still can picture him laughing. My condolences to his family.
Jackie Moyer: Jay remains a happy and pleasant presence in my thoughts from all that time ago.
Judy Nirshl Penn: So sad to hear of Jay's passing. Prayers to him and his family. Life is precious.
Tony Calabro: Keeping them lifted in prayer. Rest in peace.
Submitted by MSH Class of '64 on Nov 2 2018 07:57:42 PM
Some of the "firsts" in my life I shared with Jay. After schooling and pranking with Jay from 9th thru 12th grade, we actually started post-high school education together with scholarships at Williamson Trade School in Media, PA. The school was like a military school: regulated prayers at 6AM, three meals, lights out at 9, etc. No free time except 24 hours from late Sat. afternoon till Sun. afternoon, and no cars allowed. We both lasted 6 weeks, which was their orientation period, and none of the trades they offered really fit us... (or was it their discipline?) After that we attended night school together at BCCC. I don't remember much about the courses we took, but clearly remember after class every week we would stop for a beer and roast beef sandwich at Gas Light Village Inn. When Monday night football started, Jay, Butch and I had a date every Mon. night at my house, and we did that for years. The first trip any of us took to Myrtle Beach for golf was in 1973 when MB had only 12 or 13 golf courses. Jay, myself, my brother Dave, and Frank Barber were the foursome. Kind of a "spring break for young adults." And the start of many such trips. When I think of Jay, it is always with a smile or a laugh. We did a lot of fun stuff together thru the years. But I must pay tribute to Jay's courage and tenacity, as he would never hide or shy away from "center stage" in spite of his handicaps. Those of us who knew him well admired that in him. I will really miss my good friend. Bill Fabian
Submitted by Bill Fabian on Nov 2 2018 03:38:29 PM
Our deepest sympathy to Ann and Jay’s family. Jay was a special guy who will be missed by all. We sure have plenty of great memories to hold onto. Mike and Vicky
Submitted by Mike and Vicky Barker on Nov 2 2018 01:48:17 PM
When Jay walked into Morrisville High School and our class in ninth grade, little did I know he would be one of my best friends for almost sixty years. Boy was he different. Because of a medical condition with his legs, he couldn't run or play sports. He never let that bother him. Among other things, he stuttered, wore, pucca shells and loved the shore. He kept talking about Long Beach Island which was a place I had never been. Several years after we became friends, he took me there and because of him I loved it too. I still go there and every time I do, I think about our fun times together. He always repeated a phrase to me over the years. It was " You only live once, but, once is enough if you do it right." He did it right. He loved Frank Sinatra and every Sunday morning he listened to a radio show called Sunday with Sinatra. He told me about it and I listened too. He listened to it his whole life and I still do too. Now, it is more special. He was a Christen. The last thing he did before he fell ill on Sunday afternoon was go to church that Sunday morning. That gives me great comfort. His days of being in a wheelchair are over. He is in Heaven. He is in Heaven with his mother, father, and stepmother Avenelle. He is in Heaven with his wonderful friends Jasiu, Harry & Denise and I am happy for him.
Submitted by Mickey McDevitt on Nov 2 2018 12:32:22 PM
Jay was a fun loving classmate. He always had a smile. My prayers are with all of his family. May he rest in peace.
Submitted by Judy Penn on Nov 2 2018 12:26:52 PM
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