Norbert M. Ludewig, 54, passed away on Sunday June 22nd , 2014 at his home in Fanwood, New Jersey surrounded by his loving family.
A resident of Fanwood for 20 years, Norbert was born in Staten Island and graduated from Regis School in New York City and Cooper Union with a degree in civil engineering. He worked for the Port Authority of NY/NJ for 30 years. He began the Norbert Ludewig Orchestra 35 years ago, and was very well-known in the German community from Delaware to Massachusetts for his Strauss Waltz Music. He was accomplished on the accordion and also as a vocalist. Norbert was a member of the Deutsche Club in Clark and All Saints' Episcopal Church in Scotch Plains.
Norbert is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Gallagher Ludewig; his mother, Renate Ludewig; his son, Andrew Ludewig; his brother, Peter Ludewig and his wife, Rocio, and their sons Christopher and Alex; his sister, Monika Bradley and her husband Dr. Joseph Bradley. He is also survived by his stepchildren Anthony and Michel Cunningham; Joseph and Allison Cunningham; Kellyann Cunningham and Christopher Strojny; Patrick Cunningham and Jamie Epps; his sister-in-law Kathleen Reilly and her husband, William and their daughter, Kristen.
Visitation will be at Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue, Fanwood on Wednesday, June 25th from 4 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, on Thursday, June 26th at 11 am. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains.
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