February 15, 2005
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/19/2005 10:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/19/2005 24:00:00
Frank J. Ludban, age 86, of Ridgewood Dr., Willard, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005 at the Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard, following a short illness. He was born Aug. 18, 1918 in Johnstown, PA to the late Charles & Josephine (Granda) Ludban, and came to Willard age age of 5. He attended the Willard High School and was Willards second ward councilman from 1969 to 1977 and was Vice-Mayor while Kenny Sommers was Mayor. He served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946 and was in the reserves during the Korean Conflict and served as MP. He retired from the Chessie System on Aug. 18th, 1983 with 29 years of service, where he was promoted to engineer in 1971. He was the projectionist for the Temple Theater for 25 years. He was a member of the Willard American Legion, 68 year member of the Willard Eagles and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Kline) Ludban, who he married April 7, 1954; son and daughter-in-law, Terry & Cathy Ludban of Boardman; daughter and friend Kathy Ludban and Marrianna Moore of Glendale, AZ, and daughter, Janet Thompson Motz of Clearwater, FL; 3 grandsons, Bryan & Melissa Ludban of Struthers and Jason and Nicholas Ludban of Boardman; great grandson, Benjamin Charles Ludban of Boardman; sisters, Dorothy Ballentine, Grace & Pat Mahl, Nancy Daniels and Elsie & Richard Myers all of Willard, Jenny Cradlebaugh of Tallmadge; sister-in-law, Harriett Ludban of Garrett, IN; brothers-in-law, Tom & Ann Kline of Middletown, James & Jerri Kline of Raleigh, N.C.; sister-in-law, Joyce Kline of Mechanicsville, VA.; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceeded in death by his parents, brothers, Charles and Thomas Ludban and sisters Betty Burks and Anna Wiles and an infant sister Caroline.
Visitation will be Sat. from 10-12 Noon at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where the funeral service will be Sat. at 12:00 Noon, with Rev. Ken Gifford officiating. Because of his request to be cremated, there will be no burial at this time. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.