Condolences to the family and friends of Ed Ludlow. He laughed often, and expressed his joy of life through his music. One of the many kindnesses that he exhibited was to teach his students on different instruments in different towns/cities. This required much effort on his part, and his students were grateful for it. Specifically, every time that I think of Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, I think of having a lesson on this instrument.
I am saddened by his decline by Alzheimer's Disease, for he had so much stored in his memory. Many prayers for your family and friends.