Wellsville - Michael Jan Ludden of the Wightman Road passed away on Friday, June 10, 2001, at home. He was born on June 26, 1943 in Wellsville to Mark E. and Marguerite Dates Ludden. On July 24, 1966 in Genesee, Pa. he married Elizabeth "Beth" Dwyer who survives.
Mike graduated from Wellsville High School in 1961and worked for Dresser Rand as a machinist for 32 years retiring in 1995. He built and ran Ludden's Car Wash on the Andover Road and also ran Ludden's Septic Service. Mike enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles, 4 wheelers and snowmobiles. His friends always knew if they had a problem that they could turn to Mike for advice on how to fix them. He enjoyed traveling, especially to dirt track motorcycle races, swap meets in Mid, OH. and Carlisle, PA. as well as NASCAR. Mike loved his grandchildren and was a member of the American Motorcycle Association.
Surviving besides his wife Beth include: a daughter Jennifer Baker of Wellsville; a son Michael (Myra) Ludden of Andover; 7 grandchildren, Christian Colon, Cameron Gordon, Brokton Ludden, Bryson Ludden, Covey Clancy, Caden Ludden and Lakin Ludden; a great granddaughter, Mercedes Douglas; an aunt, Eleanor Dates and a cousin, Ron Dates ; many cousins from the Ludden Family and a long time family friend "his second son" Lon Garwood.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at 10 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Father Sean DiMaria as Celebrant. Memorials in Mike's name may be given to either the Jones Memorial Hospital or to the SPCA serving Allegany County. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.