Posted on Jul 16, 2010

Deborah J. Ludke

Friends in the Union College community are mourning the loss of Deborah J. Ludke, a 16-year employee whose career spanned three College departments.

Deb died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. She was 64.

She served as administrative assistant for the Academic Opportunity Program (1989-1990); Public Relations, now Communications (1990-2000); and the Anthropology department (2000-2005).

Organized and outgoing, she eagerly kept tabs on the professional and personal doings of her colleagues. Her trademark humor had a steadying influence during heavy workloads such as Commencements and the celebration of the College’s Bicentennial in 1995. She often volunteered to babysit for colleagues’ children. She lent her talents for cooking and photography, providing dessert for colleagues and photos for various publications.

She is survived by her husband, Siegwalt; sons, David and Christopher; and grandchildren, Nathaniel, Maxwell and Sara.

Funeral services are Saturday, July 17, at 11:30 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church of Rexford, Glenridge and Bradt roads. Calling hours are 10 to 11 a.m. at Townley and Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road (Rte. 146A), Ballston Spa.