The following was sent from Alexis Hale Ludi, widow of Phillip M. Ludi, Jr.
Phillip & I were married on August 10, 1968. We were married for 32 years, 3 months before his death on November 12, 2000. Phillip died at the age of 59 from lung cancer at the City of Hope Hospital. We were very blessed to have two beautiful daughters, Janet Lynn Ludi Curtis and Nancy Patricia Ludi Schooley. Janet Lynn and her husband Tim live in North Carolina and Nancy and her husband Mike live in Brea, California.
Phillip moved to California upon returning from the Navy. He worked for a couple companies before he became employed by Lucky/Gemco Stores. He was later employed by Albertson's who bought out the Lucky Stores entity. He was the manager of the advertising and printing department. He worked at this job for over 22 years.
Phillip was a wonderful husband, father, son and friend. His mother Mary S. Ludi (age 93) still lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She taught at West for 38 years. Phillip has two wonderful grandsons who live in Brea, California. Connor Phillip is 7 years old and Matthew Ryan is 5 years old. Although Phillip did not get the opportunity to know his grandsons, these boys are constantly told about him.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to share with others what a wonderful person my Phillip was. He was so very much loved and is missed so much even nine years later. Sincerely, Alexis J. Ludi
Phillip is also survived by a sister Marjorie and brother Darwin.