Roger was born to Scott and Grace Ludlum In LeRoy, NY on March 13, 1929. He graduated high school there and then went on to attend Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. He received a bachelor's degree and then went into the Army during the Korean War serving in Texas. He had one brother, Bruce Howard (Kathy), who he remained close with despite the fact that "Howie" moved to California after attending college, not returning to New York.
Roger married Patricia (Patsy) Hanna in July 1956. They had 33 wonderful years together before she passed away at the age of 58. They welcomed three children, Lisa (Larry), Karen and Steven (Linda). He was blessed with many grandchildren - Gregg (Jess), Larry, Annalis, Colin(Svetlana), Kelly (Ryan) and Shannon (Nikko). He also had 3 great grandchildren, Alexandra, Maximus, Leila and nieces and nephews, James (Jennifer), Bridget (Rob), Patrick, Jeffrey and Scott (Jill). He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Barbara (Malcom) McVean and his stepson, Douglas (Karen) Loftus.
He enjoyed a long career as a salesman for the James R Hanna Co in West Henrietta, NY selling highway equipment for many years. He then sold real estate for Margaret Mack Real Estate.
Roger, Patsy and family built a lifetime of friendships with their special neighbors on Park Place in Caledonia. Roger was an avid golfer, charter member of the Caledonia Country Club, and Invitational champion.
Roger married his second wife, Gladys Loftus and they enjoyed 26 years of marriage before she passed away in 2017.
Roger was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was always smiling, very outgoing and fun loving. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
Donations may be made in his honor to the Caledonia Library, 3108 Main St., Caledonia, a cause his family supports.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the family's convenience. We will announce that date here on this site.