Roger W. Ludwig of Naples, Fla. and Chatham, 80, died suddenly on Sunday, October 28 at his home in Naples. Roger was born on January 14, 1938 in Patterson, N.J. and was a longtime resident of Wyckoff, N.J. He was predeceased by his wife Beverly K. Ludwig and survived by his second wife Jenny A. Ludwig.
Also surviving are his four children Roger W. Ludwig, Jr of Black Rock, Conn., Anthony C. Ludwig of Mahwah, N.J., Kate Ludwig Burton of Bozeman, Mont. and Clint J. Ludwig of West Barnstable; and three grandchildren Tucker Scott Ludwig, Carly Marie Ludwig and Anna Elizabeth Ludwig.
Roger attended Ramsey High School and graduated from Muhlenberg College with a BS in Business Administration and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He served in the National Guard. He was a retired Certified Public Accountant and Managing Partner of Ludwig, Bulmer, Siefert and Lane in Hackensack, N.J. originally founded by his father Charles E. Ludwig. He was a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and NJ Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Roger positively impacted the communities in which he lived. In New Jersey he served on the Board of Directors of the Paterson Eye and Ear Infirmary, Paterson Orphan Asylum Associates, Paterson YMCA, Wayne General Hospital, Hamilton Club of Paterson, Arcola Country Club, Irving Savings & Loan Association, First Fidelity Bank, N/A North and CPA Associates International, Inc.
On Cape Cod, Roger served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA Cape Cod, Community Foundation of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. He founded the Diabetes Education Center of Cape Cod. Roger was awarded Outstanding Philanthropist by Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands. In 2017 he was presented with the MUSE Benefactor Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cape Cod and Islands Art and Community. His most recent passion was working with the Yarmouth Police Foundation on their Sgt. Sean M Gannon K-9/Police Officer Training Facility.
Roger was an avid N.Y. sports fan and enjoyed playing golf as a member of Windstar Golf Club in Naples, Fla.
A private family service is planned. Memorial gifts may be made to the Yarmouth Police Foundation P.O. Box 701 Yarmouth Port, MA 02675.